[Gluster-devel] Cannot run VMware Virtual Machines on GlusterFS

Rajesh Amaravathi rajesh at redhat.com
Tue Jun 19 06:29:53 UTC 2012

Hi Fernando, 
I see some gfid 00000000000000000000000 on lookup of some files (~12). can you confirm if those files actually exist in the backend (bricks)? 

Rajesh Amaravathi, 
Software Engineer, GlusterFS 
RedHat Inc. 
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From: "Fernando Frediani (Qube)" <fernando.frediani at qubenet.net> 
To: "gluster-devel at nongnu.org" <gluster-devel at nongnu.org> 
Sent: Monday, June 18, 2012 5:43:23 PM 
Subject: [Gluster-devel] Cannot run VMware Virtual Machines on GlusterFS 


I have been trying to run VMware ESXi VMs on Gluster and was never able to, either with Gluster 3.2 or 3.3. It mounts the NFS, deploy the VM but can’t power it on. I suspect it would be something to do with the way Gluster exports NFS. 
I have been people reporting that they used it with KVM VMs and normal Linux NFS, but I never saw anyone saying they have used it with VMware. 

I have enabled TRACE logging and grabber the logs from the host I mounted the Datastore while trying to power on the VM. 

Would someone care to look and confirm if it’s a NFS export problem or if the problem is somewhere else ? 



Fernando Frediani 

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