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Is nfs good to share disk images over the internet? [closed]

I have an image server, this server contains disk images to be used by virtual machines. The server has to allow the runtime creation of new images, so iscsi is not good as it requires to restart the ...
0
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1answer
130 views

iSCSI and NFS file locking and concurrency

I've got a linux host that need to mount a data share located on a NAS. The choice is between NFS v3 (NAS limitation) and iSCSI. The initial idea was to have a NFS mount to the file server that ...
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2answers
319 views

Drbd Primary/Primary + iSCSI: accessing to different files avoids split brain?

I have a question / curiosity about split-brain on a Drbd Primary/Primary configuration. Supposing two nodes (hosts), host1 and host2 configured with Drbd Primary/Primary and two different shares ...
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2answers
1k views

XenServer/Center: Shared SRs for hosts not in same pool?

I would like to use the same SRs on XenServer hosts that are not able to be part of the same pool (because of not having the exact same cpu feature set, if I understand it correctly) in order to share ...
7
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2answers
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Troubleshooting strategy for very poor iSCSI/NFS performance

We have a new Synology RS3412RPxs that offers iSCSI targets to three Windows 2008 R2 boxes and NFS to one OpenBSD 5.0 box. Logging into the RS3412 with ssh and reading/writing both small files and ...
3
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5answers
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NFS protocol vs iSCSI protocol

I was reading some articles on VMware ESXi about storage. One thing mentioned was the advantages of being able to use vMotion, DRS and etc. to achieve High Availability. The one thing that I kept ...
2
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2answers
678 views

ESX or ESXi as FCoE or ISCSI or NFS target?

Is is possible to set up ESXi or more expensive ESX server as a storage target (FCoE, ISCSI or NFS, in that order) for other ESX servers? If so, how?
4
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6answers
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Which storage protocol to use for ESX storage?

What storage connection method should one prefer to use for connecting ESX servers to a shared storage server with 10GbE links? Speficically, I have 2 ESX servers for VMware ESX and one server for ...
0
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3answers
286 views

could a NFS volume export to VMWARE ESX used for Windows 2008 cluster?

Linux NFS export to VMWare ESX. Could this be used as shared storage for two Windows Virtual machines inside the ESX? "cluster in a box" "Windows 2008 R2 needs support for SCSI-3 persistent ...
1
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2answers
386 views

XenServer questions

my minimalistic configuration is composed of 1 storage + 2 XenServer in a pool. My questions: 1) Will HA work in this configuration? 2) What is better for HA, connection with the storage by iSCSI or ...
1
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1answer
583 views

Using a NAS to store user files over iSCSI/NFS?

I have an environment with servers (5-6) virtualized and hosted locally on the hypervisor. They act as file servers, so am thinking of moving the files out to a NAS (TheCUS or QNAP) and share over ...
1
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1answer
355 views

NFS to share FTP server storage

We use FTP server to distribute a lot of files.Hard links are used extensively as we have a lot of identical files named differently. We also have a secondary FTP/WWW server as failover for the ...
4
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1answer
2k views

Zimbra - NFS vs. iSCSI

We are going to be migrating our mail server from postfix/courier to Zimbra over the next few months. We've run a prototype server over an iSCSI LUN exported from a Dell Equallogic quite successfully. ...
2
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1answer
2k views

iSCSI or NFS for Oracle VM shared storage?

I'm configuring a 4 node Oracle VM environment. One management server, two vm servers and a storage server with direct attached storage. The storage server is running Linux and I thus have the ...