[DRBD-user] Best Distribuition for DRBD Deployment
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Sat Jan 7 19:53:53 CET 2012
On 01/07/2012 07:21 AM, Pedro Henrique Morsch Mazzoni wrote:
> Hello everyone,
> I am new on the forum and have a newbie question.
> What is the easiest distribution for a DRBD+iSCSI Multipathing+Heartbeat
> Single-Primary deployment:
> Open SUSE ?
> Debian GNU/Linux ?
> CentOS ?
> Ubuntu Linux ?
> Thanks in advance,
> Pedro Mazzoni
Asking for "best distro" is always risky and fraught with more opinion
than facts. The most important question is; What is your experience with
the various distros and what are your primary concerns.
I can't answer your question, but I can tell you how I answered mine
and perhaps that will help.
1. Being familiar with both rpm and deb distros left me feeling
comfortable on most distros. So familiarity wasn't a concern. What was
instead though was; Where are the apps I am most interested in being
developed? This was Fedora/RHEL, so I decided on an RPM distro.
2. My highest priority was stability, security and long life-cycles.
This eliminated all "workstation" distros like Fedora and Ubuntu (yes, I
know Ubuntu has an LTS but as I said, I'd already settled on an RPM
release). This meant RHEL, CentOS or Scientific Linux.
With CentOS being designed for binary compatibility with RHEL, I
decided on CentOS as it would give me a fully Red Hat supported platform
for customers with the budgets for timely security patches and a
near-identical free platform for customers with less of a budget.
Further, Linbit, the company behind DRBD, has a support agreement with
Red Hat, meaning that my DRBD-backed projects also had a direct path to
fully paid support.
As I said; You need to answer similar questions yourself. Everyone has
their preferences and will suggest you use the same, but this isn't
ideal as their reasoning is unlikely to match yours.
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