In the last few days I've started experimenting with some advanced features
in order to create a storage cluster for a relatively large setup (several
servers need shared access to about 30TB of space). Basically what I am
trying to set up is either a GFS or OCFS2 cluster using iSCSI devices as
What I noticed though is that the required tools in Fedora seem to be in a
state of neglect and I'm wondering what the gameplan is both for the Server
SIG and future RHEL releases that presumably are derived from these tools.
Here is what I've run into so far:
"scsi-target-utils" seems to be the recommended package to create iscsi
targets but it doesn't seem to be well integrated. Configured devices
aren't brought online on boot nor are they switched to offline during
shutdown resulting in error messages like "Targets still in use. Cannot
shutdown service.". The package "netbsd-iscsi" which also provides iscsi
target functionality seems to be much better integrated.
OCFS2 seems to be broken in F10 because of a missing line in the init.d file:
"system-cluster-config" has missing dependencies and references files in
the wrong places:
I think the Server SIG is the perfect place to address these issues and
maybe come up with some recommendations/best practices regarding advanced
setups involving the above tools.