[Gluster-users] Configuration Advice

Jon Tegner tegner at renget.se
Sat Jun 2 07:31:02 UTC 2012

On 06/01/2012 09:53 AM, Brian Candler wrote:
> * What form of RAID are you planning to use for the data? Hardware 
> raid controller or software md raid? RAID10, RAID6, ..? For a mixed 
> I/O pattern which contains more than a tiny amount of writes, don't 
> even consider RAID5 or RAID6. * Why three bricks per node? Are you 
> planning to split the 12 x 2 TB drives into three 4-drive arrays? * 
> What sort of network are you linking this to the compute nodes with? 
> GigE, 10gigE, Infiniband, something else?
Is this common knowledge, one shouldn't use RAID5/6 on gluster? I was 
actually considering ;-) doing just that (with software raid) on a 
backup file system in a HPC environment.



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