Tag Archives: dual-controller

Configuring Linux server to work with the BeaST storage system over iSCSI protocol

It’s weekend, so I continue to work on the BeaST storage system. Here is my small HOW-TO describing multipath connection with the BeaST from a RHEL/Centos Linux server via iSCSI: Configuring Linux server to work with the BeaST storage system over … Continue reading

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The BeaST again!

I’m working hard now to run the BeaST Storage system on the real hardware and hope to have some results and good news to post in the future. Meanwhile, I have updated The BeaST Classic – dual-controller storage system with RAID … 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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My article on FreeBSD CTL High Availability and ALUA functions is shown on BSD Now TV!

In the issue #165 of BSD Now two awesome guys, Allan Jude and Kris Moore, show my paper while explaining FreeBSD CTL HA and ALUA subsystem.

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FreeBSD 11.0-RELEASE Announcement

Good news! They finally released it! I’m downloading the new version in a hurry to tame the BeaST to live within. And the most interesting part for me is: “The CTL High Availability implementation has been rewritten. [r287621] (Sponsored by iXsystems)” It looks like FreeBSD supports native dual-node … Continue reading

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Adding ZFS to the FreeBSD dual-controller storage concept

Recently we have created a reliable dual-headed FreeBSD based reliable storage system concept. This is the second paper on the subject. Now we will try to add ZFS to our system. See the result.

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