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Old 11-16-2009, 11:36 PM   #1
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Question is scsi hard is required for clustering


Hi,

I install redhat cluster suite in vmware virtual machine, my question is for running the cluster scsi hard disk is mandatory or not. Can we use IDE hard disk instead of scsi.
 
Old 11-17-2009, 12:37 AM   #2
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I think it is not mandatory at your first level of configuring cluster but if you plan to have common storage(say like SAN)then iscsi will help you
 
Old 11-17-2009, 12:50 AM   #3
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The Red Hat doco is pretty good:

http://www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/csgfs/

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Old 11-17-2009, 12:54 AM   #4
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I setup clustering on vmware server 2.1 few days back. You can implement clustering on ide disk pretty well. You can follow link in my signature to get my setup of vmware clustering.
 
Old 11-17-2009, 01:08 AM   #5
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Fence Device in clustering

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I setup clustering on vmware server 2.1 few days back. You can implement clustering on ide disk pretty well. You can follow link in my signature to get my setup of vmware clustering.
In Vmware cluster what fence device we need to select, once I have selected manual fence but end's upon error. So what you prefer?
 
Old 11-17-2009, 01:29 AM   #6
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By editing your .vmx file you can specify disk that shared by two or more vmware guests. have you include these lines in your .vmx file

disk.locking = false
scsi1.present = true
scsi1.sharedbus = true
scsi1.virtualdev= "lsilogic"
scsi1:0.present = true
scsi1.0.filename = "d:virtualshareddisk"
scsi1:0.mode = "independent: -persistent"
scsi1:0.devicetype = "disk"

thanks
 
Old 11-17-2009, 03:27 AM   #7
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Shared Disk in Vmware

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By editing your .vmx file you can specify disk that shared by two or more vmware guests. have you include these lines in your .vmx file

disk.locking = false
scsi1.present = true
scsi1.sharedbus = true
scsi1.virtualdev= "lsilogic"
scsi1:0.present = true
scsi1.0.filename = "d:virtualshareddisk"
scsi1:0.mode = "independent: -persistent"
scsi1:0.devicetype = "disk"

thanks
Hi,

By your reply I understand this, that we can share hard disk among virtual machines. So how we can use that shared hard disk in other machines, for that we need IDE disk or SCSI disks?? please provide the steps for that..
 
Old 11-17-2009, 03:48 AM   #8
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See this doesn't need scsi disk. only you need to do is to add disk (which you want to share) to one of your virtaul machine and then edit .vmx file of corresponding virtual machine. the parameter for .vmx i given in last reply tell and all virtual machines to identity those disks.

In other guest virtual machine check disk presence using 'fdisk -l'
 
Old 11-17-2009, 03:57 AM   #9
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See this doesn't need scsi disk. only you need to do is to add disk (which you want to share) to one of your virtaul machine and then edit .vmx file of corresponding virtual machine. the parameter for .vmx i given in last reply tell and all virtual machines to identity those disks.

In other guest virtual machine check disk presence using 'fdisk -l'
Hi,

Thanks for reply, which file system is suitable for this, GFS ? because I need to configure cluster on vmachines. For that we need a common storage is it and also one more question can we use LVM for the shared disk.
 
Old 11-17-2009, 04:17 AM   #10
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As i know GFS itself is a file system. Other than GFS you can also use ocfs2 which also is a clustered file system like GFS. No other file system to implement GFS.
I think you can use clvm for clustering, but i don't have much idea about that.

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