[Linux-cluster] GFS with Dell MD3000?

Christopher McCrory chrismcc at pricegrabber.com
Tue Aug 28 20:13:12 UTC 2007


On Tue, 2007-08-28 at 13:41 -0500, Ryan O'Hara wrote:
> Christopher McCrory wrote:
> > 
> >   Has anyone tried GFS with the Dell MD3000 array?  This is a SAS
> > hardware raid array that can support four server connections including
> > shared access.  (very nice piece of hardware).  I have no experience
> > with GFS (yet).
> Yes. I've tested GFS with this array using the mptsas drivers that are 
> shipped with RHEL5. Works fine.

I have a rather large collection of static files that I serve up with
apache.  I would like to take one MD3000 to connect to four servers.
Mark one as read/write for updating and the other three as readonly.  I
realize with GFS any could write, but I would like it to be as simple as

What kind of fencing did you use?  Or is the MD3000 able to handle that

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