DRBD Reactor – Promoter

DRBD Reactor Promoter

In this blog post, we discuss the Promoter plugin. For a more general introduction to ‘drbd-reactor,’ please read the overview blog post first. Motivation With many years of experience in high-availability (HA), we noticed that the typical Pacemaker stack used in such HA scenarios introduces great complexity. We have to deal with misconfigured Pacemaker setups […]

20 Years of LINBIT

Block Storage and Open Source Developments since Nov 2001 In November 2021, we celebrated 20 years of LINBIT, and we wanted to take the opportunity to reflect on our story. This post takes a detailed and personal look at what inspired the formation of LINBIT and what inspires and drives them still today. Early Inspiration […]

LINBIT Launches WinDRBD 1.0.0

WinDRBD 1.0.0

After almost 5 years in the making, LINBIT announces the official launch of WinDRBD 1.0.0. Vienna 8th of February 2022: LINBIT, the company behind the storage replication technology DRBD and the LINSTOR storage orchestration solution, announced the release of the stable version 1.0.0 of WinDRBD. WinDRBD is the port of the DRBD Linux kernel driver […]



LINSTOR – an orchestrator for Linux block storage, used to be a command-line only tool. Not anymore! In 2021, we released LINSTOR Web UI, based on Vue.js framework. You can find a short introduction on LINBIT’s website and can still install it from the LINBIT official repository, see details in the LINSTOR guide. A brand […]

DRBD Reactor – Prometheus

DRBD Reactor Prometheus

This blog post discusses the ‘Prometheus’ plugin, which implements a prometheus.io compatible metrics endpoint. But, first, for a more general introduction to ‘drbd-reactor,’ please read the overview blog post.  Motivation  Proper monitoring of DRBD® resources has been a messy task for too long. There are various monitoring solutions, and as DRBD is widely used, there […]