[PVFS2-CVS] commit by robl in pvfs2-1/doc: pvfs2-ha.tex

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Tue Jul 20 13:29:42 EDT 2004

Update of /projects/cvsroot/pvfs2-1/doc
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talk a little bit more about PVFS2 requirements

Index: pvfs2-ha.tex
RCS file: /projects/cvsroot/pvfs2-1/doc/pvfs2-ha.tex,v
diff -u -w -p -u -r1.3 -r1.4
--- pvfs2-ha.tex	15 Jul 2004 17:13:10 -0000	1.3
+++ pvfs2-ha.tex	20 Jul 2004 16:29:42 -0000	1.4
@@ -7,7 +7,7 @@
-\topmargin 0.2in
+\topmargin 0.0in
 \textwidth 6.5in
 \textheight 8.75in
 \columnsep 0.25in
@@ -167,9 +167,15 @@ mounting the file system just long enoug
 on it.  Reboot the other node to make sure it sees the new partition
 information on the enclosure.
-Download, build, install, and configure PVFS2.  Create a storage space
-on the PowerVault filesystem.  Now shutdown PVFS2 and unmount the file
+Download, build, install, and configure PVFS2.  PVFS2 can work in a
+failover environment as long as the clients and servers are version
+0.5.0 or newer (Version 0.5.0 introduced the ability to retry failed
+operations). In this document, we have configured both PVFS2 server to
+act as both a Metadata and a Data server.  Since the config files and
+storage device are shared between both nodes of this cluster, it is not
+strictly necessary to configure the servers for both roles. Create a
+storage space on the PowerVault filesystem.  Now shutdown PVFS2 and
+unmount the file system.  
 \subsection{Failover Software}

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