[CentOS] Centos and Network Attached Storage

Alexandru Asofie alex at getica.com
Wed Nov 1 14:41:21 UTC 2006


Dan Stoner wrote:
> Alexandru Asofie wrote:
>> Hello,
>>
>> I need to setup a NAS server on Centos. The machine will be:
>> Dual xeon/Dual Opteron
>> 4GB memory
>> 13x 320GB SATA + 1 hotspare
>> 1x 320GB SATA for OS
>> The server can do RAID5,6,or 10.
>> Has anyone installed such a software and can you recommand a specific 
>> product?
>>
>> Thank you.
>
> Unless you need all of the power of the full CentOS distro (with the 
> configuration overhead that goes with this), you might consider a 
> dedicated storage server distro such as OpenFiler:
>
>   http://www.openfiler.com/
>
>
> OpenFiler hosts their web site on CentOS.  :)
>
>
> We are only in the testing phase, but we have been using OpenFiler as 
> an iSCSI target and it is working like a champ.
>
>
>  Dan Stoner
>  Network Administrator
>  Florida Museum of Natural History
>  University of Florida
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Yes, OpenFiler is what i had i mind but i am not sure if I should use 
dedicated storage server distro like OpenFiler or a classic distro with 
NFS configured afterwards.
I think I will stick to Centos 4 because I don´ t know for sure what 
services will need to run on that machine.



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