[CentOS-devel] Cent OS 5.5 Clustering and Support

Brian Mathis

brian.mathis+centos at betteradmin.com
Mon Apr 4 17:16:19 UTC 2011

On Mon, Apr 4, 2011 at 9:23 AM, Karanbir Singh <kbsingh at centos.org> wrote:
> Hi Kumar
> On 04/01/2011 03:50 PM, Kumar, Ranjan wrote:
>> We are a Channel product team within LSI and we are trying to add Cent
>> OS 5.5 to our compatibility Matrix. We found out that LSI currently has
>> a relationship with CentOS for another project on the Internal Storage
>> division but not with the OS Certification team. We require some
>> information on CentOS which will help us plan the deliverables. And
>> considering the timelines we need to deliver at it will be great if
>> someone from CentOS can help us out in this regard. If anybody else also
>> can answer these in the mailing list, we would be grateful. The
>> questions that we have are as follows:-
> I am fairly sure that the CentOS Project does not have any relationship
> with LSI on any front ( internal storage or otherwise ). We have always
> encouraged vendors to speak with upstream ( Red Hat ) for things of this
> nature. However, being a non vendor driven project, there are still some
> options that you might be able to follow. The most promising one of
> which is self endorsement.
>> 1)Cluster Support :
>> ·Does CentOS 5.5 provides native cluster support ?
> That would depend on what you imply by 'support'. Code components and
> resources needed to build something of this nature are included into the
> distribution.
>> 2)Does CentOS have any self Certification tool which allows OEMs/Vendors
>> to qualify the OS and post it in their compatibility matrix?
> No. On the other hand, we prefer that vendors do both:
> 1) Approach upstream for such certifications / testing etc
> 2) Self endorse CentOS from their perspective with their own toolchains
> ( which, in your case would be LSI endorsing CentOS as a supported
> platform ). If there is a reasonable need to do so, we could potentially
> host a resource that allows third party vendors to document their
> certification / endorsement; but at the moment there is nothing of that
> nature on .centos.org
>> One we start our qualification, we might need some help in resolving
>> issues/defects on CentOS. Can we open a channel or Point of contact who
>> will be able to help us out with such issues.
> http://bugs.centos.org/ is the best place to track something of this nature.
> Its possible that these things might change in the future, but at the
> moment this represents the state of play.
> --
> Karanbir Singh

KB: Thank you for being a beacon of hope and humanity in the project.
Given that you are probably the one under the most pressure, you were
still able to respond in a respectful way while providing guidance to
someone with great interest in the project.

Here's hoping others will follow your lead.

// Brian Mathis

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