I2admin.com has a really interesting article describing how they set up a webserver farm using OpenSolaris, iSCSI, ZFS and StorageTek.
All you need is:
- 2 servers for the file servers.
- A dedicated gig switch.
- 2 iSCSI chassis.
- A spare gig nic in each of the servers you want to hook into the storage.
- 2 4 port gig nic’s for the file servers.
Well I have just finished deploying a solution like this for a large web server farm and thought it would be nice to share what we did and how it worked with the larger community. When researching this solution there was quite a lot of information out there but it was all in different contexts and none of it directly related to each other.
Read whole guide here (I2administrator.com)