[Gluster-users] any recommendations for configuring a Dell R510 w/ H700 controller?

Jeff Anderson-Lee jonah at eecs.berkeley.edu
Fri Jul 9 19:46:34 UTC 2010

I have four new Dell R510 w/ H700 controllers and 12x500GB disks each.  
Any recommendations on how to configure them for a scratch pool?

Raid5? Raid6? Raid50? Raid60?  All disks in one virtual disk (including 
root and swap)?  Default (64KB) stripe size or something else?  Write 

My thought was to use RAID(x) for reliability and use GlusterFS to 
distribute the load across the four machines.  It's not an HA 
application: shared scratch-space for a Linux compute cluster.

Jeff Anderson-Lee
UC Berkeley

More information about the Gluster-users mailing list