[DRBD-user] Could you please recommend hardware?

Tobias Crefeld tc at cataneo.eu
Wed Dec 28 14:09:20 CET 2011

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Am Wed, 28 Dec 2011 03:39:47 -0800 (PST)
schrieb kankamuso <jrbcast at gmail.com>:

> I would like something from HP, Dell, etc.. (recognized mark): 
> - At least 2 TB.
> - Hardware RAID.
> - Hot swappable disks.
> - As much expansion bays as possible. 

We're running drbd on a pair of Sun X4150 in a primary-primary
configuration. OS comes from Proxmox, which is based on Debian-Lenny.
Setup worked without any problems but of course these servers are 3 years
old and today you won't get them with hardware support, only second
hand, but I think there is a follower X4170 for those who still prefer

> We have 12000 euros available for each server (we want two). We have
> been having a look at automatic-failover + replication NAs but no
> luck yet...

A little bit offtopic, but if you need something out-of-the-box with
professional hardware support you should have a look at Stratus-Avance:

It's intel-hardware but actually www.stratus.com/avance runs on IBM as

And no, I have no experience, no profit and no uncle who is working for
one of the companys mentioned above. ;)


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