How to build a highly available file server using OpenSolaris, iSCSI, ZFS and St
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""When researching this solution there was quite a lot
of information out there but it was all in different contexts and
none of it directly related to each other. By the end of this how
to you will have a solution somewhat similar to the below.
"To achieve this you will need :
2 servers for the file servers, we used a pair of IBM xSeries
each with a single quad 2ghz xeon and 16gb's of RAM.
A dedicated gig switch I prefer L2 dumb switches for this sort of
application as it lessens the chance of performance issues stemming
from L3 and vlan tagging.
2 iSCSI chassis -- we used Inforend Eonstor's (A12E-G2121-2 to be
exact), we chose to back the file servers with these iSCSI shelfs
due to the fact we had two. If we had not had these two shelfs then
it is quite likely that we would have used something like an IBM
A spare gig nic in each of the servers you want to hook into the
2 4 port gig nic's for the file servers."