[Linux-cluster] GFS cluster components?

Sankarshan Mukhopadhay sankar at redhat.com
Mon Sep 6 10:59:05 UTC 2004

Brian Jackson wrote:


> hardware. At this point, GFS's SAN roots are still there, so I'd
> suggest a SAN if you really want reliable (although it is possible to
> build a GFS setup without a SAN). You can also use a regular network
> (although I'd suggest at least gigabit ethernet) and something like
> GNBD, iSCSI, etc. to build it. You can also use a firewire drive
> connected between 2 computers for the really cheap (although the
> reliability is pretty much gone at this point). 

Are these alternative setups certified or are they workable 
implementations ?

>One thing to note is
> that currently the kernel's software raid layer isn't cluster
> friendly, so you won't have a way to do data redundancy unless your
> storage array/etc. is doing it.

Hey, thanks for this bit of information.


Sankarshan Mukhopadhyay

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