Proposed Hardware for HA-NAS Server on Slackware Linux
I'm just about to put together a NAS solution for the company to replace a ridiculously overcomplicated distributed DAS system. I have the quote in for the system, but I'd love to hear any comments you have for the choice of hardware. Any comment is a good one as even if I've considered it already, it's a good sanity check.
2 Servers synced with drbd+hearbeat on Slackware 12.2 (or 13)
Supermicro 743TQ-R760B chassis
Supermicro X8DTi-F motherboard
Intel Xeon E5520 (x 1)
8GB RAM (4 x 2GB) MEM-DR320L-HL03-ER13
3ware 9650SE-12ML (kit)
3ware BBU-MODULE-03 battery backup
RAID 1 (Slackware OS)
WD Velociraptor 300GB HDD (x 2) WD3000HLFS
RAID 6 (NAS Store) 4x Active, 1x Hot Spare
WD RE3 1TB HDD (x 3) WD1002FBYS
Seagate 1TB HDD (x 2)
1x APC UPS capable of passing a remote shutdown request to Slack.
Server will then provide data via NFS and Samba to clients from a number of OSes.
Edit: I ought to say that it will be storing a really mixed bag of data from office stuff to source code and simulation data and will be providing it to at least a hundred client machines, but with load varying from barely anything to two or three clients running max available I/O for a couple of hours.
Last edited by zordrak; 07-02-2009 at 07:24 AM.
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