A Guide to the IBM Clustered Network File System
An IBM Redpaper publication
Note: This is publication is now archived. For reference only.
The Clustered Network File System (CNFS) is a capability based on IBM® General Parallel File System (GPFS™) running on Linux® which, when combined with System x® servers or BladeCenter® Servers, IBM TotalStorage® Disk Systems, and Storage Area Networks (SAN) components, provides a scalable file services environment. This capability enables customers to run a General Parallel File System (GPFS) data-serving cluster in which some or all of the nodes actively export the file system using NFS.
This IBM Redpaper™ publication shows how Cluster NFS file services are delivered and supported today through the configurable order process of the IBM Intelligent Cluster. The audience for this paper includes executive and consultant decision makers and technical administrators who want to know how to implement this solution.
Chapter 1. Introduction to the IBM Clustered Network File System
Chapter 2. Clustered NFS technical architecture
Chapter 3. Clustered NFS and the IBM Intelligent Cluster
Chapter 4. Clustered NFS installation and configuration
Chapter 5. Clustered NFS administration and operation
Chapter 6. Best practices
Appendix A. IBM Intelligent Cluster hardware options
Appendix B. IBM Intelligent Cluster Software options
Appendix C. Clustered NFS initial base configuration bill of materials