[CentOS] xServes are dead ;-( / SAN Question

Les Mikesell lesmikesell at gmail.com
Mon Nov 8 20:58:11 EST 2010


On 11/8/10 6:29 PM, James A. Peltier wrote:
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> I have a solution that is currently centered around commodity storage bricks (Dell R510), flash PCI-E controllers, 1 or 10GbE (on separate Jumbo Frame Data Tier) and Solaris + ZFS.
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> So far it has worked out really well.  Each R510 is a box with a fair bit of memory, running OpenIndiana for ZFS/RAIDZ3/Disk Dedup/iSCSI.  Each brick is fully populated and in a RAIDZ2 configuration with 1 hot spare.  Some have SSDs most have SAS or SATA. I export this storage pool as a single iSCSI target and I attach each of these targets to the SAN pool and provision from there.
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> I have two VMWare physical machines which are identically configured.  If I need to perform administrative maintenance on the boxes I can migrate the host over to the other machine.  This works for me, but it took a really long time to develop the solution and for the cost of my time it *might* have been cheaper to just buy some package deal.
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> It was a hell of a lot of fun learning though. ;)

Did you look at Nexentastor for this?  You might need the commercial version for 
a fail-over set but I think the basic version is free up to a fairly large size.

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   Les Mikesell
     lesmikesell at gmail.com


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