[CentOS] xServes are dead ;-( / SAN Question

Rudi Ahlers Rudi at SoftDux.com
Tue Nov 9 00:58:57 EST 2010

On Tue, Nov 9, 2010 at 4:36 AM, Nicolas Ross <rossnick-lists at cybercat.ca> wrote:
>> Perhaps FreeNAS would fit the bill?
>> http://freenas.org/features
> Thanks for the suggestions (others also), but I don't beleivee it'll do. We
> need to be able to access the file system directly via FC so we can lock
> files across systems. Pretty much like xSan, but not on apple. xSan is
> really StorNext from Qlogic, but half the price per node. So, we are
> searching for an alternative to xSan, on linux.
> For those who don't know xSan, you can access a fibre-channel volume
> directly, and simultanously among many clients computer or servers. Access,
> locking and other tasks are handled by a metadata controler who is
> reponsible for keeping things together. No controler, no volume, hence a
> failover controler is needed.
> So from what I've read so far, I'll be stuck with StorNext.
> Some nodes have dedicated volumes on the fiber channel network, and I
> beleive with what I've read that I could replicate not too difficulty what
> we've done with the guid partition and apple lable volumes.
> Thanks,
> Nicolas
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Take a look @ Gluster / GlusterFS, it may just do what you need?

Kind Regards
Rudi Ahlers

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