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IBM V7000 firmware upgrade effect on mounted LUN

We've IBM storwize V7000 Storage where the firmware is going to be upgraded to latest version.. This will require a reboot to the storage. I've got arround 10 LUN's (almost 10TB) coming from this ...
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1answer
126 views

Beowulf cluster storage setup [closed]

I'm a Computer Engineering student working on a project with a Verari blade cluster, a bit outdated for today standards. I had acquired some Unix experience but I'm not an expert at all. This Verari ...
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1answer
52 views

How can I store my ElasticSearch indexes/shards?

I'm trying to figure out how can I store the ES indexes. Actually I have two VMs running on 2 ESXi hosts, using 32GB vmdk... Wondering if i could share those data or is it necessary to have duplicate ...
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1answer
72 views

Sharing information between nodes in Beowulf Cluster

I am setting up a beowulf cluster and I've been reading that it might be necessary to make the home directory of the cluster users shared between them (assuming this users are local to each machine). ...
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1answer
245 views

Is there a programmatic way to determine free disk space on a Linux server?

I have a collection of Linux servers, each of which has a local hard drive with a /tmp directory. Occasionally, the /tmp directory on a server will fill up and cause errors. I want to automate the ...
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1answer
122 views

Is it possible to speed up network filesystem by sth like unionfs, aufs?

I need to speed up slow, large storage with local SSD drive. I figured out I could do this with union filesystems. Here are results with nginx reading data from: local SSD alone: ~140 ...
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193 views

A roundrobin for incoming files

A bunch of new files with unique filenames regularly "appears"1 on one server. (Like hundreds GBs of new data daily, solution should be scalable to terabytes. Each file is several megabytes large, up ...
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1answer
291 views

What is the best storage for active-active linux cluster? [closed]

We have a cluster with multiple ubuntu machines which are connected to a shared SAN storage. Initially we were using OCFS2 as file system but we were hit with so many issues and we couldn't find ...
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1answer
539 views

Microsoft fail over cluster and storage with raid card

I am looking for some input on a Microsoft fail over cluster implementation on 2012. To use the storage and pools it apparently has to have JBODS if your using a raid card. But the LSI card we use ...
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1answer
483 views

VMware shared storage cluster isn't visible on all hosts

I have a trial Vcenter 5 + 2 esx 5, all still in trial period, meaning I have all features enabled. I have created a LUN on my QNAP NAS, and added it as a cluster datastorage on my vcenter however, ...
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3answers
193 views

Storage cluster for inexperienced admin

I'm a relatively inexperienced server admin who primarily works with Windows and a little bit of Linux. I'm the only admin of a small organization. I'm looking for a way to have a high-availability ...
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1answer
577 views

Shared Block Device File System (iSCSI)

I wanted some advice on a file system to use on across 5-10 servers that have a shared block device (iSCSI), GlusterFS and LusterFS seem to be it, but they dont say anything about shared block device ...
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228 views

Converting our budget-strapped dev environment to ESXi - how to maximize availability on the cheap

We've already run through the process of virtualizing our production servers and now we want to do the same with our dev environment. However, our provider took care of all of the ESX host and cluster ...
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3answers
956 views

What to use for software-based shared file storage?

The situation: setting up a load balancer Currently we have all of our servers (running CentOS Linux) in pairs in our data center: each server has a mirroring server. We don't employ any load ...
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1answer
511 views

Small fast network with Mac mini server and Promise Pegasus?

I have 7 Mac Pros and iMacs that need to be connected to the same storage. I'm doing non MPI-based numerical modeling so the transfer rates have to be fast but not infiniband fast. I'm considering a ...
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1answer
548 views

FSRM unable to create new reports after removing old LUN

We are running a 3 node failover cluster file service based on server 2008 R2 and iSCSI Storage Arrays. We have recently migrated all storage from one cluster file service on one LUN to a new file ...
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2answers
302 views

Is it possible to set up multiple named instances running on a SQl Server 2008 R2 Active/Passive Cluster?

I'm trying to plan a SQL Server 2008 R2 2 node Active/Passive failover cluster. Is it possible to set up multiple named instances running on the cluster? e.g. sqlcluster sqlcluster\demo ...
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2answers
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Building a SAN with a MD3000(i)

I've been by here as a lurker a few times in the past, and have found it nothing but helpful, now I have a question of my own. I'm charged with creating a VM cluster solution and have been looking ...
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3answers
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Failover clustering: tempdb on SAN?

We are considering clustering our SQL Server 2008 EE instances. The storage is on SAN. Can we put tempdb data/log files on SAN? What are the pros and cons on this solution? For optimal performance, ...
2
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1answer
817 views

Looking for advice on Hyper-v storage replication [closed]

I am designing a 2-host Hyper-V R2 cluster with 6-10 guests stored on a SMB iSCSI SAN device (probably Promise VessRAID). I will be getting at least two of the SAN devices and need to eliminate the ...
2
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3answers
268 views

Shared storage solution for ~200 compute nodes

I have ~200 compute nodes that I run my programs on. When these programs are run, these nodes will need access to a shared location where my data is stored. I need a storage that can house ~3TB of ...
2
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3answers
842 views

Handling user uploads to a web server cluster

We have a number of Linux web servers behind a hardware load balancer, which serve a single website. The need has arisen for visitors to be able to upload files. The files are typically 300-700KB in ...
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1answer
142 views

What are good options to cluster file servers?

We have a NAS with relatively slow disks that is choking when users are logging in in the morning. We're migrating user home directories and profiles to a newer, faster server, but I was wondering if ...
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Best practices for shared storage between Windows web servers?

I've searched high and low for a whitepaper on storing uploads and serving content (primarily images) via a Windows 2003 web farm, but to no avail. Our hosting facility has a SAN, which we have access ...
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Can you explain why I shouldn't serve PHP off Gluster?

There's a good chance that I'll end up running Drupal on several front-end nodes over the next six months, and I'd like to know if there is a good reason not to have a single instance of Drupal stored ...
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2answers
94 views

HPC Data-Access & Storage Design

I'm currently working with a cluster-configured application that stores all data locally for each child node. We're having issues scaling up properly and are looking into traditional SAN and ...
0
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1answer
344 views

SQL 2005 cluster to use local storage for backups?

I've built an active/active SQL 2005 cluster using LUNs for SQL, Data, and Logs. Unfortunately, I tried to use local storage (both machines have a local B:) for backups - hey, shared storage is ...