Behavior of iSCSI mount points

Hello,

I have a question on the behavior of LVM over iSCSI. I have two Xen Servers, running at 2.6.32.12-0.7-xen.

I am able to automount on each server to my iSCSI SAN automatically at boot etc. Both servers at boot will mount /mnt/iscsi properly using the option nofail in /etc/fstab.

Forgive me as I come from the ESX/VMWare world, however if I touch a file on the mount point on one server should I see the same file on the other server?

If I remount the other side I will then be able to the test file on the other side. Is this expected behavior in this environment?

Thanks, rich_at_marketpay_com

On 2011-10-15 17:46, rich at marketpay com wrote:
> Forgive me as I come from the ESX/VMWare world, however if I touch a
> file on the mount point on one server should I see the same file on the
> other server?

I may be mistaken, but I do not see how. What software does the replication?


Cheers / Saludos,

Carlos E. R.
(from 11.4 x86_64 “Celadon” at Telcontar)

Thanks for the reply but I think I found my own problem. SUSE out of the box does not have support for shared storage on iSCSI. I will either have to look into OCFS2 or other packages that support iSCSI shared mounts.

If anyone has had success with implementing shared storage, iSCSI and , XEN, I would greatly appreciate it!

:slight_smile:

On 2011-10-17 20:46, rich at marketpay com wrote:
>
> Thanks for the reply but I think I found my own problem. SUSE out of
> the box does not have support for shared storage on iSCSI. I will
> either have to look into OCFS2 or other packages that support iSCSI
> shared mounts.

That was the missing point I was feeling.
No, I know very little about shared mounts.


Cheers / Saludos,

Carlos E. R.
(from 11.4 x86_64 “Celadon” at Telcontar)