[CentOS] redundant networked secure file system recommendation

Thu Jul 22 05:35:13 UTC 2010
Christoph Maser <cmaser at gmx.de>

Am 19.07.2010 18:02, schrieb Boris Epstein:
> Hi all,
> We are currently running a NFS-based server centric setup. I would
> like to set up something where I can easily have more than one
> redundant server, security/authentication (this part seems a little
> flaky with NFS, at least did several years ago), with the capability
> to easily add/remove servers as necessary, take redundant servers down
> for maintenance, etc. Total volume we expect to run on the server side
> will be somewhere between 10-30 TB. The servers will most likely be
> CentOS machines, the clients mostly Linux machines with some Macs and
> possibly Windows (the latter part not that important).
> Any insight, thoughts and recommendations will be much appreciated.
> Thanks.
> Boris.

I think about buying a HP LeftHand SAN wich is an iSCSI cluster sytem. 
One could use that as backend for two failover hosts serving GFS via NFS.