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Re: [Xen-users] cluster filesystems

Andrej Radonic wrote:
> Peter,
> this may be a stupid question but what do you mean by "In Xen it's
> really simple" as opposed to the SAN approach?
> OCFS2 is "just" a filesystem, it doesn't seem to be a way of
> distributing blockdevices via ethernet like NFS does.
> So what is the point in using OCFS2 in conjunction with Xen without a
> SAN or iSCSI or multipath infrastructure?
> If I understood Brock correctly he is looking for a robust and probably
> high-performance (and cheap) alternative to NFS (I am too...).
> Thanks ahead for some "enlightening" thoughts.

The difference is between sharing between physical machines over a
network vs. sharing between virtual machines in a single physical machine.

Christopher G. Stach II

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