[CentOS] iSCSI / GFS shared web server file system

Fri Apr 23 07:10:57 UTC 2010
Geoff Galitz <geoff at galitz.org>

> my impression is GFS requires shared storage, I believe there
> are ways around it, but take a look at this for setting up GFS
> for use with NFS

iSCSI provides the basic foundation needed by GFS for shared storage, so the
OP is good for that.  GFS, however, is not exactly a simple technology to
deploy.  NFS is better for more standardized infrastructures where resources
and time may be limited.  GFS and other shared/clustering filesystems are
great, but don't underestimate the resources needed to feed and care for

OCSF2 over iSCSI is a good option to look at, too.  There is also gluster.
But NFS is going to be the mainstream approach with the best support and
administration options unless the OP is running into some technical

Geoff Galitz
Blankenheim NRW, Germany