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Re: [Linux-cluster] architecture discussion -- NFS clustering with iSCSI



On Jan 25, 2008 10:45 AM,  <gordan bobich net> wrote:
>
> >>> Also, two more questions:
> >>> 1) What about putting this NFS cluster in VMware?
> >>> 2) I am assuming this would have to be an active-standby model since
> >>> only 1 host can "own" the disk in read/write, correct?
> >>
> >> No, the whole point of GFS is that you can have multiple nodes mounting
> >> and using the same volume r/w at the same time.
> >>
> >
> > OK, that makes sense.  My other question is what other filesystems
> > does Red Hat support that can be used in this fashion?  PVFS, OCFS,
> > etc. ?
>
> By and large, none. GFS is fairly unique in the way it does things. The
> rest of the world hasn't really caught up yet. ;-)
>
> I'm not sure why OCFS keeps coming up, since it's not a normal, general
> purpose file system. It's only useful for putting Oracle DB volumes on it.
>
>
> Gordan

It came up in my case just because I am fairly uninformed in this realm.  :)


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