[CentOS] 8-15 TB storage: any recommendations?

Pasi Kärkkäinen pasik at iki.fi
Thu Jan 14 20:11:12 UTC 2010


On Thu, Jan 14, 2010 at 08:07:43PM +0000, Karanbir Singh wrote:
> On 01/12/2010 10:43 AM, John Doe wrote:
> > On the other hand, here, we have around 30 HP servers.
> > Some DL360/380/180 G5/G6 with CentOS 4/5 and,
> > in 2 years, only 3 drives failed...  That's it; no other problems...
> 
> Drives is hardly the issue - most of them are going to be seagate anyway.
> 
> My main issue with that kit is that the linux drivers are very basic, 
> lack most management capabilities and fail often with obscure issues. 
> And, as Peter pointed out already, they are not really exposing a proper 
> scsi interface, but modeled around a really old ata stack.
> 

HP has new 'hpsa' driver, that is based on the SCSI stack.

-- Pasi



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