Note: "permalinks" may not be as permanent as we would like,
direct links of old sources may well be a few messages off.
On 12/28/2011 06:39 AM, kankamuso wrote: > > Hi, > > I would like to implement a new DRBD solution to one customer. The problem > is that I don't know what hardware to acquire for an enterprise architecture > that is compatible with Linux. > > 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 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... > > Thanks in advance, > > Jose. This is a near-religious question, you do realize. :) When clients have healthy budgets, I go for HP Proliant ML360/365 G7 (Intel/AMD). Any tier 1 vendor will over-charge you for storage, I've found. Your requirements are modest and your budget is healthy, so you should be fine. Regardless of who you go with, be sure to get a good RAID controller with either BBWC or FBWC (battery or flash backed write cache). Stick as much cache onto the controllers as you can afford (1GB at least). If you expect your disk I/O to exceed a sustainable 125 GB/sec, you will want to look at 10 Gbit NICs for DRBD. Regardless, I've found it a worthy investment to have dedicated, bonded (mode=1 Active/Passive) interfaces dedicated to DRBD and a separate network connection for other traffic. hth -- Digimer E-Mail: digimer at alteeve.com Freenode handle: digimer Papers and Projects: http://alteeve.com Node Assassin: http://nodeassassin.org "omg my singularity battery is dead again. stupid hawking radiation." - epitron