[CentOS] OT: Recommendations for a virtual storage server

Fri Jan 28 18:14:23 UTC 2011
John R Pierce <pierce at hogranch.com>

On 01/28/11 1:55 AM, carlopmart wrote:
> Hi all,
>    I need to install a virtual machine acting as a virtual storage server under
> CentOS 5.x (using kvm, xen, virtualbox or vmware). This virtual storage machine
> needs to server storage to another ESXi server and at the same time to the host
> where is installed.
>    This is due to the limitations of hardware I have available. Both hosts needs to
> server several machines.
>    It is very important that the virtual machine consumes the least resources
> possible (host has 5GB RAM and i need to run three virtual machines minimum,
> including this storage server as a virtual machine).
>    What can be better solution: CentOS, NexentaStor, openfiler ...??
>    Many thaks.

no way in H*** I'd run a storage server as a VM, especially if its 
serving the same host as its hosted on.

storage should be rock solid infrastructure as any hiccups crash your 
whole environment.    get a IBM DS3524 or Dell MD3200i or something for 
use as storage.