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anyone in the world using EFS Clustered filesystem (ex Polyserve)?

 
gianluca cecchi_1
Occasional Contributor

anyone in the world using EFS Clustered filesystem (ex Polyserve)?

It seems here in Italy it is very difficult to get updated software and docs for what in subject.
At mid 2007 only SuSE was supported but now probably Red Hat too (that is what I need).
Actually we bought T4415A and T4419A codes in December 2007 but at this time not possible yet to get any software and time estimation...
Thanks in advance for any pointers/update, also for evaluation/specifications.

Bye,
Gianluca
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macosta
Trusted Contributor

Re: anyone in the world using EFS Clustered filesystem (ex Polyserve)?

Gianluca,

The T4415A and T4419A products are Clustered Gateway image systems, am I correct?

There does exist a software-only product SKU for this that will run on RHEL4 update 4 64-bit. This is something I believe you can ask your sales representative for further information.

To receive documentation, please log into https://itrc.hp.com and ensure your account is associated with the appropriate SAID number(s), available on your contract. Updates and patches are available by searching for "clustered gateway" in the Download Drivers and Software section of the hp.com site (or visit this URL for the English language page: http://preview.tinyurl.com/4eswz8)

If you have further issues, please feel free to contact your account representative or contact out Support group.

Thank you, and hope this helps,
Michael Acosta
gianluca cecchi_1
Occasional Contributor

Re: anyone in the world using EFS Clustered filesystem (ex Polyserve)?

Actually we bought standalone software packages, without the dedicated appliance.
And I was only able to find 3.5.1 versions on the web, where rh is not supported.
And the link provided refers to SuSE only supported appliance...
Perhaps part-numbers and/or requirements have changed in the mean time... after December when the order was finalized.
But apart from this I would like to share knowledge base and feelings about the product/technology itself too.

Thanks,
Gianluca
macosta
Trusted Contributor

Re: anyone in the world using EFS Clustered filesystem (ex Polyserve)?

I see. Depending on the branding and/or name of the product, the "Clustered Gateway" is SLES only on the Linux platform, although the product is built for Redhat as well (although I'm not sure of the exact name.) This is, I believe, a remnant of the pre-acquisition period where CGW was the HP OEM product for Polyserve Matrix Server.

As for experience, I'll hold off on that since I am a bit biased in this area ;)
Ciro Iriarte
Valued Contributor

Re: anyone in the world using EFS Clustered filesystem (ex Polyserve)?

This is all what I found regarding support:

http://h18006.www1.hp.com/products/storage/software/polyserve/support/main.html

For what I recall, Polyserver software provided a Cluster FS and required infraestructure, nothing more....

Is this a full blown Filesharing product based on Polyserve?, if that's the case you can consider installing SLES9 and try it there (given you won't interact much with the linux part of the solution).

Original Release
http://download.novell.com/Download?buildid=1HYSkGYIYow~

Service Pack 4
http://download.novell.com/Download?buildid=MDhnIu6tHOk~
http://download.novell.com/Download?buildid=H9EGDY9GAn8~

The original product you bought seems that won't be supported on SLES10 or any RHEL version (the latest patch available is still from this year at least).
kevin kramer_3
Occasional Contributor

Re: anyone in the world using EFS Clustered filesystem (ex Polyserve)?

I've been using Polyserve (MxFS) since 2.x days. I've just purchased another 3 years of maintenance. It amazes me that Polyserve documentation is still not very accurate. Also the fact that one of these posts from an HP tech, is pointing you to SLES SP4 which is not officially supported. I am in the process of installing a new matrix with 3.5.1 on faster hardware. My current 3.1.2p4 matrix bombed last night with 7/10 servers evicting a filesystem. I heavy on disk IO so I know where my bottleneck is. Hopefully HP will get there act straight and get better support (web docs, forums, etc) for us to share our knowledge. We asked this of Polyserve before the acquisition.
Emil Velez
Honored Contributor

Re: anyone in the world using EFS Clustered filesystem (ex Polyserve)?


Both suse and redhat are supported with Polyserve Linux 3.5.1

check out

http://www.hp.com/go/polyserve and select support and manuals and there should be a supported hardware and software manual

We use Redhat in our 3.5.1 polyserve course

RHEL4 Support
The following versions of the RHEL4 operating system and PolyServe
kernel are supported.
SLES9 Support
The following versions of the SLES9 operating system and kernel are
supported.
Operating System PolyServe Kernel
RHEL 4.0 Update 3, 32-bit or 64-bit 2.6.9-34.EL
RHEL 4.0 Update 4, 32-bit or 64-bit 2.6.9.42.EL