On Fri, Dec 10, 2010 at 11:37 AM, Craig Box <craig(a)dubculture.co.nz> wrote:
I would like
to avoid setting up a file server as back-end to my web
server cluster, as this would give a single point of failure. Give we
are running a iSCSI array of 8 nodes with redundancy and replication
etc, I would like to take advantage of this.
It's the first time I'll be working with iSCSI from within Linux. A)
is it possible and b) if it is, how do I best configure multiple
machine to use the same iSCSI LUN / data store, as a "common share " .
I assume I need a more advance file system that ext3.
iSCSI doesn't generally  work that way. You can't mount a volume in more
than one place at once. That's the other difference between a "SAN" and a
"NAS" . If you have a storage appliance like a NetApp filer, there's a
chance you can say "these disks are an iSCSI target", "these disks are
A solution is to mount the LUN on one machine, and cluster that machine with
a second using Heartbeat and a floating IP.
As I thought .. :-( trying to avoid more complexity ... oh well ...
which will be best NFS of Samba ?
- TLA - three letter acronym ...
- We are loosing the art of communication through progress..
Proverbs 27:17 (New International Version)
17 As iron sharpens iron,
so one man sharpens another.