[Gluster-users] Gluster-users Digest, Vol 29, Issue 25
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Fri Sep 24 21:28:47 UTC 2010
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> Datum: Fri, 24 Sep 2010 15:07:51 -0500
> Von: "Larry Bates" <larry.bates at vitalesafe.com>
> An: gluster-users at gluster.org
> Betreff: Re: [Gluster-users] Gluster-users Digest, Vol 29, Issue 25
> I've been using SuperMicro from ABMX (www.abmx.com) and have been very
> ABMX offers a number different of storage servers, but I prefer to use the
> (226SB7-8) and add my own SuperMicro AOC-SAT2-MV8 card for 8 drives (I'm
> all my RAID using AFR in Gluster). This gives you 16Tb for less than US
> If you need 10G, SuperMicro also makes adapter (AOC-EXPX9502FXSR). Quick
> for the 10Gb adapter shows it for $492.79 from
> -gigabit-ethernet-lan-card-aoc-stg-i2.html. I'm sure you could also use
> 10Gb cards as well.
> Configured machine with Intel Core2Duo E7500, 8Gb memory, 8 x 2Tb drives,
> over LAN, dual 1Gb Ethernet, redundant power supplies, and a 3 year
> warranty will run you about US $2800. I'm getting 30+Mb per second to my
> mirrored servers (via AFR). By using AOC-SAT2-MV8 card and using Gluster
> to do
> all my RAID-ing, I get 100% of my storage (well actually 50%, but full
> 50%) and
> there's no real reason to use the more expensive "RAID certified" (and
> expensive) hard drives.
> I've had two of these machines in production since last December and love
> I've used other ABMX hardware for probably 5 years and have been very
> with their reliability and their service (when required). At their
> prices, I
> find I can usually buy a spare.
If you need a lot of storage then you could try to build something like the Backblaze Storage Pod (67 terabyte 4U servers for $7,867):
btw: I don't find 30+MB/s spectacular. I get more then 30MB/s with AFR even when using very cheap cards (aka RT8169). Might I ask you what NIC's you are using and what OS and what router/switch?
> Hope info helps,
> Larry Bates
> vitalEsafe, Inc.
> Message: 3
> Date: Fri, 24 Sep 2010 14:30:55 +0200
> From: Janne Aho <janne at citynetwork.se>
> Subject: [Gluster-users] Hardware advice?
> To: gluster-users at gluster.org
> Message-ID: <4C9C99FF.2050706 at citynetwork.se>
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> 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.
> Janne Aho (Developer) | City Network Hosting AB - www.citynetwork.se
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