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From Robert Coli <>
Subject Re: GossipingPropertyFileSnitch vs Ec2Snitch
Date Mon, 03 Aug 2015 17:54:55 GMT
On Sun, Aug 2, 2015 at 6:22 PM, John Wong <> wrote:

> What other benefits can Ec2Snitch provide in a single-region, multi-az AWS
> deployment besides automatically setting dc and rack for you as the snitch
> reads from EC2 metadata.
> Obviously there is a concern with what if there is something wrong with
> the metadata server...

GPFS is broadly similar to EC2Snitch/EC2MRSnitch, but is usable if you for
example have a DR site outside of EC2.

In general I'd probably suggest using GPFS unless you're really sure you'll
always be in EC2, forever and always.


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