[Linux-cluster] using GNBD with other cluster filesystem

SUVANKAR MOITRA suvankar_moitra at yahoo.com
Wed Feb 1 06:04:21 UTC 2006

dear gourav,

Today i am installing the above if iam sucessful i
will send the doc to u.



--- gaurav <linux4all at gmail.com> wrote:

> I had not exlored about using iSCSI with Oracle RAC.
> i am now looking into that more seriously.(pl. pass
> on any links if u have )
> Yes, since this is only for testing purposes,so i do
> not intend to use
> multiple GNBD servers so i would not require to use
> the -c (caching)
> option
> regards
> gaurav
> >hi
> >If you use gnbd to export storage, the gnbd clients
> should view this as a
> >regular shared block device. You are definitely
> able to put other filesystems
> >on top of GNBD... with some caveats. GNBD is tied
> pretty closely with the
> >RHCS cluster manager. The only way you can export
> devices uncached is with
> >a cluster set up.  If you don't need to export
> uncached devices, you can use
> >the -n (no cluster) option to avoid setting up a
> RHCS cluster.
> >When devices are exported in cached mode, reads
> will use the buffer cache on
> >the GNBD server. This is a problem if you want to
> use the exported block device
> >directly on the server, or want to export the same
> shared storage device from
> >multiple gnbd servers. If you aren't doing either
> of those, you should be able
> >to use the -n option.
> >-Ben
> >Another alternative would be to use iscsi, with a
> software iscsi target.
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