[CentOS] [Practices] CentOS and SANs
jack at internetguy.net
Thu Oct 27 23:38:15 UTC 2005
>>I'm looking to build a CentOS server (or servers) with a
>>SAN to support a large user base.
>The storage solution will depend heavily on the topology.
>All servers in same closet (same 25'):
> Serial Attached SCSI (SAS)
>All servers within the same building:
> Storage over TCP/IP (iSCSI) or
> Fibre-Channel Arbitrated-Loop (FC-AL)
>Furthermore, I need to know ...
>- Your apps
>- Your clients
>- Other uses of the storage you can think of
Mail (POP/IMAP/Webmail), that's it. 50K to 100K users. Client is not
happy with his current vendor. All the servers would be in the same
building, likely in the same cabinet or adjacent cabinets.
>>Question: if you had a budget of $25K (or more if
>>necessary), what you build?
>I apologize for this, but I'd feel I'd be professionally
>negligent if I didn't at least point it out. If you have
>$25K to spend, and can afford recurring costs of $1-2K/year,
>then I'd highly recommend RHEL AS for the support aspects.
I'll ask the client to consider that.
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