External/Shared Storage - Minimal Requirements
Product Line: VERDE
shared storage is a key component of a VERDE cluster, the overall
performance of the system will depend on its ability to deliver the
required output. For this reason home built NFS servers are not
supported as a viable solution, VERDE requires a vendor supported NFS or
CIFS server/appliance, so that the vendor can be accountable for the
delivered performance (or lack of). Below is a summary of the
- Vendor supported dedicated and optimized NFS storage appliances such as IBM N-series, IBM V7000U, EMC VNX series.
The storage appliance must be:
- POSIX permissions and locking capable
- NFSv3 capable
- NLM locking capable
- Able to enable no_root_squash
- Sized according to VB recommendations regarding performance (IOPS), capacity (TB), and network bandwidth (Mbps)
***NOTE*** You cannot use FreeNAS with
VERDE. This restriction has to do
with the security of your linux system and having the NFS device enable no root
sqaush. FreeNAS does not have a no root squash option which opens up not
only your file system to attack but also your server. You can find the same requirement for no root squash in VMWare and Citrix
Here is an article that explains
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