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Re: RHEL 5.2 -> Sun 2540 Fibre Disk Array



You need cluster file system like GFS. ext3 file system will crash if
same lun is mounted from different servers.

2008/10/1 Ryan Golhar <golharam umdnj edu>:
> Hi,
>
> I'd like to get some opinions before I venture on this.  I have a couple of
> Sun servers running RHEL 5.2.  They all have fibre cards and are connected
> to a Sun 2540 Fibre Disk Array.  I've allocated a chunk of disk space space
> on the SAN to be used for /home.
>
> Previously, I would have set up an NFS server and mounted /home from the
> other servers.  But now, that everything is connected directly to the SAN I
> could mount /home directly without using NFS.
>
> Is this possible or am I still going to need an NFS server to control access
> to /home?  The more I think about it, the more it worries me because /home
> is a logical volume.  Can I have all the servers accessing this partion at
> the same time?  If I can't have all the machines mount /home directly from
> the SAN, then that sort of defeats the purpose of having the SAN for /home,
> IMO.
>
> What would be the best way for setting this up?
>
>
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Sanjay Chakraborty



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