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Re: [Linux-cluster] booting from a storage array



Hello Carlos,

Carlos Knowlton wrote:

Hi,

When building a storage server, is it generally considered good practice to boot the storage server from the array, or would there usually be a separate boot medium?

That depends on whether or not you control the SAN environment. Personally, I would not boot from the SAN if I could not be 100% assured that others would mess with it. Otherwise, not only do you lose your data volumes, but the root disk as well and with it goes your ability to diagnose the problem. If you do control the stability of the SAN, then it is a reasonable idea as long as the OS supports it. I know Solaris does, can't be sure about Linux ... never tried it.


Regards,

Nathan Dietsch


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