Tag Archives: CTL HA

First sketches of the new BeaST Grid family storage system

“The BeaST Grid” is a work name of the reliable storage cluster concept. It will consist of a few Controller Nodes with optional internal drives and several Drive only Nodes. All nodes are commodity computers with internal drives. Controller Nodes will … Continue reading

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The BeaST storage system with ZFS and CTL HA, latest news

Finally, I did it! The BeaST storage system with ZFS and CTL HA works in ALUA mode with zpools balanced over controllers. The BeaST Quorum automates Failover/Failback operations. Yes, I have something to say now: Read the full description on … Continue reading

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Fighting with ZFS to make zpools failover/failback possible

After success with single zpool switching, I’m trying now to create a reliable and balanced construction with two controllers and two pools. When one of the controllers is dead, its pool successfully migrates to the other controller. But when the … Continue reading

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The BeaST Classic with RAID arrays and CTL HA + the BeaST Quorum

I have just uploaded the guide for the BeaST Classic in the confuguration with RAID arrays and CTL HA + the BeaST Quorum, so now we have complete documentation for the RAID part of the BeaST Classic. The BeaST with … Continue reading

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The new BSD Magazine with my article is finally out

“Simple Quorum Drive for the FreeBSD CTL HA and the BeaST Storage System by Mikhail Zakharov During our experiments on developing the BeaST storage system we faced the lack of an automatic LUN failover function of the CTL HA subsystem. Yes, … Continue reading

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BeaST Quorum functional tests and usage explanations

As I promised earlier, I have just finished a new paper on how to use the BeaST Quorum (BQ) device for automatic LUN failover switching on active/active storage controller system with FreeBSD CTL HA. Also I have updated BQ to version 1.1.

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New BSD Magazine issue with my article!

Another bright topic for today! BSD Magazine has just published the fresh issue with my article on the cover! “As Benjamin Franklin once said, “an investment in knowledge pays the best interest.” In that spirit, we are happy to deliver another … Continue reading

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