[Linux-cluster] GFS cluster components?
bstevens at redhat.com
Thu Sep 9 02:21:23 UTC 2004
On Mon, 2004-09-06 at 13:30, Brian Jackson wrote:
> On Mon, 06 Sep 2004 16:29:05 +0530, Sankarshan Mukhopadhay
> <sankar at redhat.com> wrote:
> > Brian Jackson wrote:
> > [snipped]
> > > 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 ?
> You're the one that works at redhat, you tell me. :)
> Seriously though, I'm sure Red Hat probably only supports the SAN
> setup, the iscsi setup should be workable (there are companies using
> it in production environments), the firewire, as I said, is only good
> for testing. But from what I understand all the linux-cluster code
> isn't really supported (as in approved for use on RHEL) by Red Hat at
> this point anyways.
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