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Re: [Xen-users] Hardware performance question : Disk RPM speed&XenPerfor

To: Jason Showell <JShowell@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [Xen-users] Hardware performance question : Disk RPM speed&XenPerformance
From: Rudi Ahlers <Rudi@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 13 Sep 2010 19:58:16 +0200
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On Mon, Sep 13, 2010 at 7:36 PM, Jason Showell
<JShowell@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> I agree about the number of disks. Your idea of getting a bigger chassis is
> something we are looking at for a customer at the moment.
> Our main Xen pool connect to Equallogics over iscsi. Something I have been
> reading about just recently is getting a large chassis and installing 8 or
> 10 disks in it and install Xen on a pair of mirrored drives and then install
> Open Filer on the machine too. This means you can then present dynamic disks
> to your Xen Dom0 and share the disks to another Dom0 should you want to and
> allow you to add more disks in the future as you need more space.  There are
> a few articles out there about doing it but I haven’t personally tried it
> yet although I have used Open Filer without issue before.
> Obviously if you already have the machine this might not work for you but
> open filer is a cheap way of creating a good size NAS / SAN with iSCSI
> capability.

Openfiler hasn't been updated in 2 years. How do you find it's stability?

Kind Regards
Rudi Ahlers

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