Q: How do the StorNext Metadata appliances work?

Posted by | January 27, 2016 | | No Comments

A: A StorNext Metadata Appliance consists of a failover pair of servers called metadata controllers that manage connected scale-out shared storage in highly redundant pairs and a storage array to hold the metadata information. The metadata controllers connect to the scale-out shared storage and direct file movement over high bandwidth, low latency FibreChannel connections via a FibreChannel switched network. The metadata controller are also connected via a dedicated Ethernet network that passes metadata information (information about the files such as client file requests) so that this communication will not impinge on the file movement bandwidth.