[Gluster-users] how well will this work

Miles Fidelman mfidelman at meetinghouse.net
Thu Dec 27 15:41:52 UTC 2012

Gerald Brandt wrote:
> On 12-12-26 10:24 PM, Miles Fidelman wrote:
>> The thing is, I'm trying to add 2 nodes to the cluster, and DRBD 
>> doesn't scale.  Also, as a function of rackspace limits, and the 
>> hardware at hand, I can't separate storage nodes from compute nodes - 
>> instead, I have to live with 4 nodes, each with 4 large drives (but 
>> also w/ 4 gigE ports per server).
> I have a XenServer pool (3 servers) talking to an GlusterFS replicate 
> server over NFS with uCARP for IP failover.

If I read this properly, you have 3 compute servers, and a separate box 
with all your nodes - which is quite different from my setup (4 nodes, 
all will be both compute and storage).  Or am I reading this wrong?

Thanks though.

Miles Fidelman

In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice.
In practice, there is.   .... Yogi Berra

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