[CentOS] What NAS device(s) do you use? And why?

Mon Dec 13 08:44:41 UTC 2010
RedShift <redshift at pandora.be>

> In one instance we need to host virtual machines, so we don't need
> anything fancy. I'm happy with running iSCSI / NFS and even AOE.
> Currently we have a few 2U SuperMicro servers with 24bays, running
> OpenFiler. But, OpenFiler is outdated and limited when it comes to
> scalability. Ideally, I would like to have a "single host" type setup,
> for when we move a client to a larger / new / different array, he
> still connects to the same host - i.e. for high availability.

I'd stay away from AoE for high availability, I've tried it at home but performance can fluctuate and the AoE driver present in CentOS 5 is way too old. I wasn't able to build a HA setup without corrupting data when failover occured.

For what I'm using AoE - to boot my mediacenter - exporting a single LVM LV, it works perfectly fine for me. For more serious uses, iSCSI is definitely the way to go.