[Linux-cluster] Distributed Storage in Cluster Suite

Gordan Bobic gordan at bobich.net
Tue Feb 23 21:47:20 UTC 2010

yvette hirth wrote:
> Gordan Bobic wrote:
>> I use it in active-active mode with GFS. In that case I just use the 
>> fencing agent in DRBD's "stonith" configuration so that when 
>> disconnection occurs, the failed node gets fenced.
> can you use FCP with active-active?  we bought a bunch of FCP stuff 
> (4gbps and 8gbps HBA's and an 8gbps switch) but not the CNA's needed for 
> iSCSI.  and active-active sounds like "the ticket".  while we do have a 
> few 10GBe's and are awaiting a switch, i hate to waste all that FCP stuff.

You need something that will run TCP/IP. There is some support for 
IP-over-FC in Linux, though. You should be able to get iSCSI and DRBD 
running over that. Not tried it myself, though, so I cannot offer any 
guidance over and above what you can google.


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