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High Performance Linux News for Sep 06, 2008

  • Centralized Access With iSCSI Wraps it up: Open Source SANs, part 4 (Sep 06, 2008, 18:01)
    Search Enterprise Linux: "If you've read the three previous parts of this tip, you should now have two servers running and a Distributed Replicated Block Device (DRBD) available between them. The iSCSI target service will draw the two servers and DRBD together to create a fully functional SAN."

  • Adding Heartbeat to Your Open Source SAN: Open Source SANs, part 3 (Sep 06, 2008, 17:01)
    Search Enterprise Linux: "Heartbeat is a monitoring tool that will help you to make the most of your SAN by catching problems before they interfere with your productivity. Part three of this four-part tip shows you how to install a Heartbeat cluster in an open source SAN."

  • Setting up DRBD in an Open Source SAN: Open Source SANs, part 2 (Sep 06, 2008, 16:01)
    Search Enterprise Linux: "As we established in part one of this series on open storage area networks (SANs), building an open source SAN provides a cost-effective alternative for companies with a tight budget. Now that we've established the merits and some of the important considerations in creating open source SANs, we'll explain how to set up the Distributed Replicated Block Device (DRBD) service, which allows for replicated storage in a SAN."

  • Build Your Own iSCSI SAN Appliances With Linux, part 1 (Sep 06, 2008, 15:01)
    Search Enterprise Linux: "Yet most companies need a SAN, because – in my opinion – it's probably the best way to avoid losing critical data when server storage crashes occur. You don't need to pay for a proprietary SAN appliance, because you can build your own SAN using open source software. In this four-part tip you'll learn how to set up such an appliance setup."