RedHat 4AS Cluster and PowerVault 2201

Ricardo Stella stella at
Mon Dec 4 14:13:49 CST 2006

Matt Domsch wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 04, 2006 at 11:23:51AM +0900, Chris Steinke wrote:
>>    Hi,
>>    I put together a hardware configuration that includes two Dell PowerEdge
>>    servers and one PowerVault 2201 SCSI RAID array with a Perc-4 controller.
> perhaps 220S?  I don't know what a 2201 is.  Please advise.
> In general, we haven't recommended the 220S / PERC4 solution for Linux
> HA shared storage because the software (e.g. GFS) relied on lock
> sectors on the logical drive for fencing, which the PERC4 firmware
> really wasn't expecting and didn't react well to.  I understand that
> newer GFS2 doesn't have this particular fencing strategy anymore, so
> it should work better now, but Dell's engineers haven't tested it.
> You should work with Red Hat's cluster storage sales/engineering teams
> directly.  I'd be excited to hear your success story here though!
> Thanks,
> Matt

How about the MD1000s  then ?  Could this be done ?  I'd be interested
in doing the same... TIA.



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