NX3100 - make it a Linux NFS server?

Mukarram Syed mukarram.syed at 8x8.com
Fri Jan 13 19:41:12 CST 2012


Hi,

We are currently deploying a NX3100 fileserver with Win2008 Storage Edition
R2 serving NFS folders to Linux clients.
Fingers crossed :-)

On Tue, Nov 29, 2011 at 11:10 AM, Brent Kimberley <Brent.Kimberley at durham.ca
> wrote:

>  - check the underlying constraints and/or bottlenecks (i.e. s/w, memory,
> CPU, I/O, HBA, interrupts, etc.)
>  - why not upgrade from NFS to Luster?  - www.lustre.org  ;-)
>  - If stuck, there is the IEEE 1149.1 port (JTAG)  (e.g. Arium
> SourcePoint, etc.)
>
> ------------------------------
>
> From: Ricardo Stella <stella at rider.edu>
>
> So management was sold on a NX3100 to host content for virtual RHEL
> servers via NFS.  This follows an existing whitepaper.  Once utilization
> started to go up, NX3100 came spiraling down - apparently, the NFS
> clients will loose the ACLs every few minutes.   I have a case in with
> Dell but apparently there is an actual M$ problem even on 2008 server
> edition.
>
> This NX3100 currently has the 2008 (non R2) storage edition and I
> believe I can just wipe and install the 2008 R2 storage edition.  But we
> are strongly considering just installing RHEL 5 and be done with it.
> >From what I can tell, it is an R710 modified to fit additional internal
> boot drives, right?
>
> Anyone else with experiences with an NX3100 specially if running NFS?
> It was set up to use ADSLight for some reason.  We don't do AD, and it's
> just 3 NFS clients using just a single account, accessing the contents.
>
> TIA.
>
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