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Re: [Linux-cluster] question about creating partitions and gfs



ok, so reading the docs and your example, they reference /dev/sdb1
this is still the 10 meg partition that i create with fdisk.. right?
then what about the rest of the disk? do I need to reference it as a pooldevice as well?
i.e. 
/dev/sdb1   <-10 meg partition
/dev/sdb2   <--- rest of logical disk ??

Jason

On Thu, May 11, 2006 at 07:16:14AM -0400, Kovacs, Corey J. wrote:
> Jason, the docs should run through the creation of the pool devices. They can
> be
> a bit of a labrynth though, so here is an example called "pool_cca.cfg".
> 
> 
> <----cut here---->
> poolname pool_cca			#name of the pool/volume to create
> subpools 1				#how many subpools make up this
> pool/volume (always starts as 1)
> subpool 0 128 1 gfs_data	#first subpool, zero indexed, 128k stripe, 1
> devices
> pooldevice 0 0 /dev/sdb1	#physical device for pool 0, device 0 (again,
> zero indexed)
> <-end cut here -->
> 
> Additional pools just need a different "poolname" and "pooldevice". 
> 
> NOTE, the cluster nodes need to be "seeing" the devices listed as pooldevices
> the same
> way. node1 sees the second physical disk as /dev/sdb, then third as /dev/sdc
> and so on.
> 
> 
> Now, if you make /dev/sdb1 about 10MB, you'll have enough space to create a
> cluster
> config pool. Then to actually use it, you need to do the following...
> 
> pool_tool -c pool_cca.cfg
> 
> then you can issue ...
> 
> service pool start
> 
> on all nodes. Just make sure all nodes have a clean view of the partition 
> table (reboot, or issue partprobe).
> 
> Once you have the cca pool created and activated, you can apply the cluster
> config
> to it...
> 
> ccs_tool create /path/to/configs/   /dev/pool/pool_cca
> 
> Then do a "service ccsd start" on all nodes followed by "service lock_gulmd
> start"
> on all nodes..
> 
> To check to see if things are working...do...
> 
> gulm_tool nodelist nameofalockserver
> 
> and you should see a list of your nodes and some info about each one.
> 
> That's should be enough to get you started. to add storage for actual gfs
> filesystems, simply
> create more pools. you can also expand pools by adding subpools after
> creation. It's sort of
> a poor mans volume management if you will. It can be done to a running system
> and the filesystem
> on top of it can be expaned live as well.
> 
> 
> Anyway, hope this helps...
> 
> 
> Corey
> 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: linux-cluster-bounces redhat com
> [mailto:linux-cluster-bounces redhat com] On Behalf Of Jason
> Sent: Wednesday, May 10, 2006 8:53 PM
> To: linux clustering
> Subject: Re: [Linux-cluster] question about creating partitions and gfs
> 
> ummm I was thinking that was the answer too, but I have no idea what the
> "pool" device is..
> how can I tell?
> 
> Jason
> 
> 
> On Wed, May 10, 2006 at 08:33:04AM -0400, Kovacs, Corey J. wrote:
> > Jason, I just realized what the problem is. You need to apply the 
> > config to a "pool"
> > not a normal device.  What do your pooll definitions look like? The 
> > one you created for the config is where you need to point ccs_tool at 
> > to activate the config...
> > 
> > 
> > Corey
> > 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: linux-cluster-bounces redhat com 
> > [mailto:linux-cluster-bounces redhat com] On Behalf Of Kovacs, Corey J.
> > Sent: Wednesday, May 10, 2006 8:31 AM
> > To: linux clustering
> > Subject: RE: [Linux-cluster] question about creating partitions and 
> > gfs
> > 
> > Jason, couple of questions.... (And I assume you are working with
> > RHEL3+GFS6.0x)
> > 
> > 
> > 1. Are you actually using raw devices? if so, why? 
> > 2. Does the device /dev/raw/raw64 actually exist on tf2?
> > 
> > 
> > GFS does not use raw devices for anything. The standard Redhat Cluster 
> > suite does, but not GFS. GFS uses "storage pools".  Also, if memory 
> > servs me right, later versions of GFS for RHEL3 need to be told what 
> > pools to use in the "/etc/sysconfig/gfs" config file. Used to be that 
> > GFS just did a scan and "found" the pools, but no longer I believe.
> > 
> > Hope this helps. If not, can you give more details about your config? 
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > Corey
> > 
> > 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: linux-cluster-bounces redhat com 
> > [mailto:linux-cluster-bounces redhat com] On Behalf Of Jason
> > Sent: Tuesday, May 09, 2006 8:23 PM
> > To: linux clustering
> > Subject: Re: [Linux-cluster] question about creating partitions and 
> > gfs
> > 
> > yes, both boxes are connected to the storage, its a dell powervault 
> > 220S configured for cluster mode.
> > 
> > [root tf1 cluster]#  fdisk -l /dev/sdb
> > 
> > Disk /dev/sdb: 146.5 GB, 146548981760 bytes
> > 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 17816 cylinders Units = cylinders of 
> > 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
> > 
> >    Device Boot    Start       End    Blocks   Id  System
> > /dev/sdb1             1      2433  19543041   83  Linux
> > [root tf1 cluster]#
> > 
> > [root tf2 cluster]# fdisk -l /dev/sdb
> > 
> > Disk /dev/sdb: 146.5 GB, 146548981760 bytes
> > 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 17816 cylinders Units = cylinders of 
> > 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
> > 
> >    Device Boot    Start       End    Blocks   Id  System
> > /dev/sdb1             1      2433  19543041   83  Linux
> > [root tf2 cluster]#
> > 
> > 
> > so both sides see the storage.  
> > 
> > on tf1, I can start ccsd fine, but on tf2, I cant, and I see May  8 
> > 22:00:21
> > tf2 ccsd: Unable to open /dev/sdb1 (/dev/raw/raw64): No such device or 
> > address May  8 22:00:21 tf2 ccsd: startup failed May  9 20:17:21 tf2 ccsd:
> > Unable to open /dev/sdb1 (/dev/raw/raw64): No such device or address 
> > May  9
> > 20:17:21 tf2 ccsd: startup failed May  9 20:17:30 tf2 ccsd: Unable to 
> > open
> > /dev/sdb1 (/dev/raw/raw64): No such device or address May  9 20:17:30 
> > tf2
> > ccsd: startup failed
> > [root tf2 cluster]#
> > 
> > in the logs
> > 
> > Jason
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > On Tue, May 09, 2006 at 08:16:07AM -0400, Kovacs, Corey J. wrote:
> > > Jason, if IIRC, the dells internal disks show up as /dev/sd* devices. 
> > > Do you have a shared storage device? If /dev/sdb1 is not a shared 
> > > device, then I think you might need to take a step back and get a 
> > > hold of a SAN of some type. If you are just playing around, there 
> > > are ways to get some firewire drives to accept
> > > 
> > > two hosts and act like a cheap shared devices. There are docs on the 
> > > Oracle site documenting the process of setting up the drive and the 
> > > kernel. Note, that you'll only be able to use two nodes using the 
> > > firewire idea.
> > > 
> > > Also, you should specify a partition for the command below. That 
> > > partition can be very small. Something on the order of 10MB sounds 
> > > right. Even that is probably way too big. Then use the rest for GFS 
> > > storage pools.
> > > 
> > > 
> > > Corey
> > > 
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: linux-cluster-bounces redhat com 
> > > [mailto:linux-cluster-bounces redhat com] On Behalf Of Jason
> > > Sent: Monday, May 08, 2006 9:32 PM
> > > To: linux-cluster redhat com
> > > Subject: [Linux-cluster] question about creating partitions and gfs
> > > 
> > > so still following instructions at
> > > http://www.gyrate.org/archives/9
> > > im at the part that says
> > > 
> > > "# ccs_tool create /root/cluster /dev/iscsi/bus0/target0/lun0/part1"
> > > 
> > > in my config, I have the dell PERC 4/DC cards, and I believe the 
> > > logical drive showed up as /dev/sdb
> > > 
> > > so do I need to create a partition on this logical drive with fdisk 
> > > first before I run
> > > 
> > >  ccs_tool create /root/cluster  /dev/sdb1
> > > 
> > > or am I totally off track here?
> > > 
> > > i did ccs_tool create /root/cluster /dev/sdb and it seemed to work 
> > > fine, but doesnt seem right..
> > > 
> > > Jason
> > > 
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