[DRBD-user] Hardware recommendation for DRBD

Bo Hansen bh at newtec.dk
Tue Jul 6 10:55:57 CEST 2010

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I need an advice regarding hardware for DRBD. Currently I'm looking into 
using two intel servers + adaptec raid controllers to form a DRBD setup. 
I'm planning to put 28 SATA disks in each server and possibly have two 
DRBD volumes (maybe 10 disks/vol/server). What is recommended for the 
DRBD communication?
I guess gigabit is not enough? Should I go for 10gbit (e.g. Intel 10 
Gigabit CX4 Dual Port Server Adapter) or the Dolphin DXH510 adapters?

I'm planning to use Proxmox which means a Red Hat 2.6.18 kernel + DRBD

Thanks in advance,
Bo Hansen

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