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Vxfs and Serviceguard on Redhat

AKAT
Advisor

Vxfs and Serviceguard on Redhat

We are testing Redhat Enterprise 5 on HP Blades servers.Does anyone has experience on Vxfs file system on redhat, what are advantages and disadvantages if you use vxfs instead of default ext3fs or LVM2
And also advantages/disadvantages of HP Serviceguard on Redhat over Veritas or Redhat clustering.

FYI - We use UniVerse Pick database which is more or less flat file and we have lot of I/O
4 REPLIES
Srimalik
Valued Contributor

Re: Vxfs and Serviceguard on Redhat

Found this link.

http://www.ale.org/pipermail/ale/20030915/000447.html

vxfs/vxvm will definitely win over ext3/LVM in terms of functionality/performance.

One disadvantage I see is money.

abandon all hope, ye who enter here..
system ya
Occasional Advisor

Re: Vxfs and Serviceguard on Redhat

Hi

I wrote a userspace tool that allow activating hpux-formatted LVM disks on linux...

Well, for vxfs you have to find another tool...

http://sourceforge.net/projects/hpux-lvm-tools
David Nixon
Valued Contributor

Re: Vxfs and Serviceguard on Redhat

I have tested VxFs under RHEL 4.

It has all the usual advantages
of this file system type.

Disadvantages were all to do with
the accompanying VxVM 4.1 volume manager:

Its startup mechanisms were not well
integrated.

iSCSI devices were not supported, though I
think 5.0 MP2 should provide this.
AKAT
Advisor

Re: Vxfs and Serviceguard on Redhat

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