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Cluster File System with Volume Manager and Mirror

Ivan Ferreira
Honored Contributor

Cluster File System with Volume Manager and Mirror

Hi All. Anyone with experiences that can share?

I want to have a HP-UX Cluster, both nodes should be able to share and have rw access to the same file system, that is using a Cluster File System.

But also, I want this Cluster File System replicated using some Volume Manager.

Objetive, allow transparent access from both nodes to the same data and also, make it highly available. No manual intervention to access the replicated storage in case of storage failure (That is, no failover, like in Continuous Access).

This is for regular files, no database files.

Can Veritas Storage Foundation Cluster File System + VERITAS Volume Manager provide this?

See the attached gif file for a small draw.

Thanks in advance.
Por que hacerlo dificil si es posible hacerlo facil? - Why do it the hard way, when you can do it the easy way?
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Steven E. Protter
Exalted Contributor

Re: Cluster File System with Volume Manager and Mirror

Shalom Ivan,

http://www.symantec.com/Products/enterprise?c=prodinfo&refId=209

http://www.symantec.com/Products/www/html/Storage_Server_Management/sfcfs_faqs.html

With shared storage this product would appear to provide the functionality you need. It seems expensive and has a lot of features you don't need.

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Ivan Ferreira
Honored Contributor

Re: Cluster File System with Volume Manager and Mirror

Hi SEP, thanks for the Info. I was checking also this page:

http://www.docs.hp.com/en/B3936-90100/ch03s06.html

And looks like CVM is good.
CVM version 4.1 supports the VERITAS Cluster File System (CFS). This is great!

"CVM provides full mirroring and dynamic multipathing (DMP) for clusters." Excelent!

But now, anyone with a implementation like this?
Por que hacerlo dificil si es posible hacerlo facil? - Why do it the hard way, when you can do it the easy way?