[Beowulf] Lustre failover

Bernd Schubert bernd.schubert at fastmail.fm
Wed Sep 10 11:42:52 EDT 2008


On Wednesday 10 September 2008 16:34:45 Mark Hahn wrote:
> >> active/active seems strange to me - it implies that the bottleneck
> >> is the OSS (OST server), rather than the disk itself.  and a/a means
> >> each OSS has to do more locking for the shared disk, which would seem
> >> to make the problem worse...
> >
> > No, you can do active/active with several systems
> >
> >      Raid1
> >     /     \
> > OSS1        OSS2
> >    \      /
> >     Raid2
> >
> >
> > (Raid1 and Raid2 are hardware raid systems).
> >
> > Now OSS1 will primarily serve Raid1 and OSS2 will primarily serve Raid2.
> > So
>
> yes, I know - that's how HP SFS is set up.  the OP was talking
> active-active, though, meaning that IO at any instant can go to either OSS
> and still make it onto a particular raid.  otherwise it's active/passive,
> what SFS does.

You mean to either OSS, but still on the very same OST ;) No, that won't work, 
simply not the way Lustre works.

Cheers,
Bernd

-- 
Bernd Schubert
Q-Leap Networks GmbH
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