Fibre Channel Storage Network
Table 2.2, “Fibre Channel Network Requirements” shows requirements for GFS nodes that are to be connected to a Fibre Channel SAN.
|HBA (Host Bus Adapter)||One HBA minimum per GFS node|
Fibre Channel Storage Devices
Table 2.3, “Fibre Channel Storage Device Requirements” shows requirements for Fibre Channel devices that are to be connected to a GFS cluster.
|Size||8 TB maximum supported per GFS file systen.|
Make sure that you have console access to each GFS node. Console access to each node ensures that you can monitor nodes and troubleshoot problems.
Installing GFS consists of installing Red Hat GFS RPMs on nodes in a Red Hat cluster. Before installing the RPMs, make sure of the following:
- The cluster nodes meet the system requirements described in this chapter.
- You have noted the key characteristics of your GFS configuration (refer to Section 1.5, “Before Setting Up GFS”).
- The correct Red Hat Cluster Suite software is installed in the cluster.
For information on insalling RPMS for Red Hat Cluster Suite and Red Hat GFS, see Configuring and Managing a Red Hat Cluster. If you have already installed the appropriate Red Hat Cluster Suite RPMs, follow the procedures that pertain to installing the Red Hat GFS RPMs.