[Linux-cluster] using lacie ethernet disk raid as shared storage

ESGLinux esggrupos at gmail.com
Thu Jun 25 10:38:04 UTC 2009

Hi Gordan,
thanks for your answer,

I can mount this disk with NFS (also with CIFS but I´m not using this

My idea was to mount the disk with NFS on the 2 nodes of a red hat cluster,
but I don´t know if it is a good idea. (perhaps no :-( )

The cluster are going to serve a HA httpd service (I know, with this disk I
have a SPOF, but that is all I have, no money for more .-(( )

any suggestion with this scenario?

Thanks again,


2009/6/25 Gordan Bobic <gordan at bobich.net>

> On Thu, 25 Jun 2009 10:06:22 +0200, ESGLinux <esggrupos at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hi all,
> > I have a customer with has a Lacie Ethernet Disk RAID and wants to use it
> > as a shared storage to use in a HA cluster.
> >
> > Which can be the best approach to use this kind of storage? (iscsi, gnbd,
> > nfs... ???)
> I don't imagine for a moment that any of those would be supported,
> considering the target audience is unlikely to ever have heard of those
> protocols. It's likely to give you SMB/CIFS and nothing else. There's no
> reason why you couldn't use it for shared storage, but that is in no way
> related to RHCS.
> Also remember that a single SAN/NAS of whatever description is still a
> single point of failure, which makes a mockery of the concept of HA. This
> is also (shockingly) a point (willfully) overlooked by most administrators
> and architects.
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