[Gluster-users] best practices? 500+ win/mac computers, gluster, samba, new SAN, new hardware

Matthew Mackes matthewmackes at deltasoniccarwash.com
Sat Jan 28 23:53:45 UTC 2012

One other thought.

We are using Lenovo Thinkserver RD240's. They are powerful, and
inexpensive. They might be less then the Super-micro.

On Sat, Jan 28, 2012 at 6:46 PM, Matthew Mackes <
matthewmackes at deltasoniccarwash.com> wrote:

> Hello,
> You are on the right track.Your mount points are fine.I like to mount my
> Gluster storage under /mnt/gluster and place my bricks inside /STORAGE.
> I think that you are planing many more network interfaces per node then
> your 4 (even 8) SATA drives per node at 7200 RPM will require. 2 aggregate
> ports should be plenty for heavy load, and one for normal use.
> In my experience the 7200 RPM SATA drives will be your bottleneck.  15,000
> RPM SAS is a better choice for a storage node that requires heavy storage
> load.
> The only case I can think of for 4+ network interfaces per machine is if
> you intend to subnet your Gluster SAN network from your normal network used
> for storage access and administration. In that case you could bond 2
> interfaces for the Gluster SAN network (for replication, stripping, et
> between nodes) and the other pair bonded for  your SAMBA and management
> access.
> Matt

Matthew Mackes
Delta Sonic CWS, Buffalo N.Y.

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