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Re: [Linux-cluster] Complexity and use of GFS on non-redhat OS (CentOS, Fedora)



[Answering questions that I know the answer for.]

On Mon, 15 Jan 2007, Mike Papper wrote:
1) is the CentOS or Fedora Core 6 version of Cluster "production ready"

The CentOS implementation is built from the same sources as the RHEL4 code. The CentOS team just rebuilds it. I have no experience with the FC6 version.

2) Does anyone have an experience that they can share using these other
OS to install and configure GFS?

CentOS works just fine.

3) If I use CentOS and add the Linux Cluster (I am talking about the link on their site to download GFS et al.) what is involved (assuming that I can start with the latest Cent OS) in terms of installation to make it work?

The same as RHEL4.

Any ideas on a good, clean way to get Linux Cluster + GFS running on our system is appreciated.

CentOS is functionally identical to RHEL4 - it's just rebuilt from the source RPM's that Redhat provides, with some additional minor patches and tweaks. However, if you run into problems, you don't have official RedHat support behind you to help get it fixed. Since the GFS subsystem is rather complex, it can be very nice to have support when it breaks. :)

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