[Gluster-users] Hardware advice?

Luis E. Cerezo lec at luiscerezo.org
Fri Sep 24 18:38:22 UTC 2010

the 10g stuff is awesome. we just finished a POC with Silicon mech, (100TB) and we saw 300-450MB/s over 10Ge. We had no time to tune, but I am sure we could have pushed 600MB/s with some tuning. 


On Sep 24, 2010, at 1:33 PM, Douglas Stanley wrote:

> Supermicro makes some awesome hardware. Should meet every one of your
> requirements, and is WAY cheaper than Dell.
> Check out:
> http://siliconmechanics.com
> They're a well respected reseller of supermicro hardware. I know I've
> seen some of their stuff with infiniband, but not sure about 10gb
> ethernet yet. I know you can get lots of addon cards, and they sell
> quad port 1gb cards I know for sure. If you call their sales people
> though, they'd be able to tell you for sure on 10GbE
> Oh, and their stuff has KVM over lan functionality (my favorite part).
> I can mount an iso from my desktop to the server in another building,
> and install an os on the bare hardware without ever physically
> touching it.
> Hope that helps!
> Doug
> On Fri, Sep 24, 2010 at 8:30 AM, Janne Aho <janne at citynetwork.se> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> We are looking into setting up a glusterfs cluster to store VM images (for
>> KVM and VMware). Usually we have machines from Dell, but we haven't found
>> any good machine to use which allows a good amount of disk space and
>> possibility to have at least 4 NICs (we are thinking about using 10 gigabit
>> network, otherwise we need to bond and use more NICs).
>> Sure we could buy just off the shelf stuff to keep the cost down, but we are
>> looking for having a good hardware support (to be sure if something breaks
>> down, that we will get spare parts).
>> Does anyone here have suggestion on hardware that can do the following:
>> 1. having iDrac or similar (remote access to console)
>> 2. at least 4 NICs which can be 10 gigabit (this for redundancy).
>> 3. have an architecture which is supported by gluster (with other words no
>> mc68k).
>> 4. having space enough for a good amount of disks or jbod that can be
>> connected to the machine (please no suggestion on Promise jbods).
>> 5. It has to be rack mounted
>> If suggesting something else than Dell, please give some price indication on
>> the hardware, don't care if it's accurate or not, just that I get some
>> understanding if it's something that can fit our budget.
>> Thanks in advance for your replies.
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