[CentOS] 8-15 TB storage: any recommendations?

Tom Georgoulias tomg at mcclatchyinteractive.com
Mon Jan 11 21:16:15 UTC 2010

On 01/11/2010 09:42 AM, Rainer Duffner wrote:
> Am 11.01.2010 15:26, schrieb Pasi Kärkkäinen:

>> X4540 uses LSI SATA controllers, that are supported.
> Indeed:
> http://www.sun.com/servers/x64/x4540/os.jsp
> 5.3+ is needed.
> Of course, for a true Solaris-admin, this would be a big waste.
> ;-)
> But if you have an application that runs on Linux (but not Solaris) or
> runs much more stable on Linux, this is a viable option.

CentOS 5.4 x86_64 works fine on the x4540s, I've installed it myself and 
didn't have to do anything special to see and use all of the disks.

In my testing, the IO was faster and the storage easier to administer 
with when using Solaris and ZFS rather than with CentOS and software 
raid.  That kind of box is just made for ZFS.


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