I'm more of a LAMP developer, not a sysop. My client is wanting to build a NAS server. We plan to make a web farm out of it using LVS (Linux Virtual Server) applied on a series of Ubuntu Server systems. These web nodes will all load file storage (the /home dir) from the NAS server. The client plans to put something called OpenFiler on it, which is Linux-based and has a web GUI. What we don't know, however, is whether we should go with iSCSI or NFS. OpenFiler lets us go with either one.
Which is better -- iSCSI or NFS? Or should we go with NFS because it's just easier, more proven technology? Indeed -- we don't have a lot of technical sysop people to work with. I mean, our sysop is in Romania (we're in the USA) and he's part-time and only available occasionally. He's also not familiar with NAS or iSCSI, but is familiar with NFS.
asked Sep 03 '10 at 21:00