[DRBD-user] Hardware-recomendation needed
proxmox at ssn.at
Sat Mar 31 23:15:22 CEST 2012
Am Freitag, den 30.03.2012, 21:16 +0200 schrieb Pascal BERTON:
> Wow! Sandy Bridge for this ? It's like taking a shotgun to kill a flee,
> isn't it ? Wouldn't you do better placing your money on your disk layout,
> rather than on the CPU family ? That's what I'd do at least!
You consider Sandybridge as expensive? I'm not using desktop-CPUs in
Servers, and for our default boxes (E3-1260L, 16GB Ram, Pizzabox-Case,
no disks) we're paying far less that 1000 EUR. And they're ideal for
using them in a rack - they consume only 60Watts average.
> What do you intend to do with this platform then ? Take care : Few disks,
> few IOs, especially with SATA... SSD will surely help, but may be not as
> much as you need. BTW you'll find a couple of discussions about that trim
> issue on the mailing list.
I intend to run KVM on them. for automatic failover we need a shared
storage. As this setup is intended to host some small webservers only I
hope on using just these two servers - and not some redundant storage as
For now the KVM-Guests are on one of these nodes with a local
software-Raid1 consisting of two SATA-Disks. They perform quite well and
have lot's of spare system ressources.
So - I'm seeking of a inexpensive possibility to replace the
Software-Raid1 with some kind of network-Raid1.
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Lukas Gradl <proxmox#ssn.at>
A - 6020 Innsbruck
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