[Gluster-devel] Can't use NFS with VMware ESXi

Fernando Frediani (Qube) fernando.frediani at qubenet.net
Mon Jun 4 21:58:33 UTC 2012

Hi Pitichai,

I didn't know it was possible to use native kernel NFS to share a GlusterFS.
My problem is that I am able to mount the Datastore and deploy a machine, but when trying to power it on it doesn't go ahead, says something is missing. Really not idea where t look at. There are no iptables here at all. As it's in a lab and a private network there are no security policies for this setup.
Now I don't know if it's a problem of this version of Gluster at all.

It's quiet a shame as I though Gluster would be a good fit to run a large environment of Virtual Machines.


-----Original Message-----
From: Pitichai Pitimaneeyakul [mailto:pitichai at 2-cans.com] 
Sent: 01 June 2012 08:27
To: John Mark Walker
Cc: Fernando Frediani (Qube); gluster-devel at nongnu.org
Subject: Re: [Gluster-devel] Can't use NFS with VMware ESXi

I have something similar to what you have done. But I used gluster 3.2.6, and mount gluster volume as directory. Finally redistribute that mouthing point through NFS (native kernel NFS) to another team, who will connect their VMware Vsphere  to this mounting point and store all VM image in this directory. All work without any issue.
However, we tested with map NFS with mountproto=tcp option directly to gluster, and it works without any issue as well. But we need redundancy so that we run NFS server in cluster.

Another thing you may need to check if there any iptable rules block those traffic as I experience NFS can be mounted by can not be used if there iptables block some udp traffic.
I hope this may help you.

On 05/31/2012 11:48 PM, John Mark Walker wrote:
> ----- Original Message -----
>> What is happening with this ?
>> Non one actually care to take ownership about this ?
>> If this is a bug why nobody is interested to get it fixed ? If not
>>   someone speak up please.
>> Two things are not working as they supposed, I am reporting back and 
>> nobody seems to give a dam about it.
> Hi Fernando,
> If nobody is replying, it's because they don't have experience with 
> your particular setup, or they've never seen this problem before. If 
> you feel it's a bug, then please file a bug at 
> http://bugzilla.redhat.com/
> You can also ask questions on the IRC channel: #gluster Or on 
> http://community.gluster.org/
> I know it can be frustrating, but please understand that you will get a response only if someone out there has experience with your problem.
> Thanks,
> John Mark
> Community guy
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