[Linux-cluster] GFS cluster components?

Brian Stevens 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.

This list is an open forum on the linux cluster code base ...
bugs, where it is going, new ideas, technical contributions, etc.
For supported cluster products which are certified go to


More information about the Linux-cluster mailing list