[DRBD-user] Best Distribuition for DRBD Deployment

Eduardo Diaz - Gmail ediazrod at gmail.com
Sat Jan 7 20:30:30 CET 2012


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On Sat, Jan 7, 2012 at 7:53 PM, Digimer <linux at alteeve.com> wrote:
> 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
>
> Hi Pedro,
>
>  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.
>
> Cheers
>
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> Digimer
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