[olug] SAN Cluster Filesystem Question

Curtis LaMasters curtislamasters at gmail.com
Wed May 20 19:02:59 UTC 2009

Depending on what your front end application is, Read Only NFS
mounting would be an option if the FC SAN supported that connectivity.

Curtis LaMasters

On Wed, May 20, 2009 at 2:00 PM, dthomas at gmail.com <dthomas at gmail.com> wrote:
> Have you looked at GFS (http://www.redhat.com/gfs/) for block-level sharing
> across a SAN?  AFAIK, it's available open source if you don't want to pay
> for redhat support services.
> If you're willing to give up block level access, there's several other
> vendors for this sort of thing (Lustre, Panasas, IBM's GFS).  I'm a couple
> years out of date on this domain, so there may be some new players as well.
> -Dan
> On Wed, May 20, 2009 at 1:50 PM, Andrew Embury <drazak at ingenii.com> wrote:
>> Hello,
>> I have an application for content delivery where I need to allow 10-12
>> Linux
>> based servers access to a single FibreChannel SAN Volume at the block level
>> to distribute content.  I'm familiar with products like Veritas Clustered
>> Storage Filesystem, Quantum's StorNext, and Apple's XSan2 that allow this
>> kind of solution.  My question would be is there any native way in Linux to
>> deliver this type of solution?  The most helpful responses for me would be
>> based on experience as I've already done a fair amount of research via
>> Google.
>> Thanks,
>> Drew
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