[Gluster-devel] Can't use NFS with VMware ESXi
Fernando Frediani (Qube)
fernando.frediani at qubenet.net
Fri May 25 11:36:55 UTC 2012
Actually, even on another Linux machine mounting NFS has the same behaviour. I am able to mount it with "mount -t nfs ..." but when I try "ls" it hangs as well.
One particular thing of the Gluster servers is that they have two networks, one for management with default gateway and another only for storage. I am only able to mount on the storage network.
The hosts file has all nodes' names with the ips on the storage network.
I tried to use this but didn't work either.
gluster volume set VOLUME nfs.rpc-auth-allow 10.10.100.*
Watching the nfs logs when I try a "ls" from the remote client it shows:
signal received: 11
time of crash: 2012-05-25 11:38:09
package-string: glusterfs 3.3.0beta4
From: Fernando Frediani (Qube)
Sent: 25 May 2012 10:44
To: 'gluster-devel at nongnu.org'
Subject: Can't use NFS with VMware ESXi
I've setup a Gluster environment using CentOS 6.2 and GlusterFS 3.3 beta4 and the new type of volume striped + replicated. My go is to use it to run Virtual Machines (.vmdk files).
Volume is created fine and the ESXi server mountw the Datastore using Gluster built-in NFS, however when trying to use the Datastore or even read, it hangs.
Looking at the Gluster NFS logs I see: "[socket.c:195:__socket_rwv] 0-socket.nfs-server: readv failed (Connection reset by peer)"
In order to get the rpm files installed I had first to install these two because of the some libraries: "compat-readline5-5.2-17.1.el6.x86_64".rpm and "openssl098e-0.9.8e-17.el6.centos.x86_64.rpm".Not sure if it has anything to do with that.
Has anyone ever used Gluster as a backend storage for ESXi ? Does it actually work ?
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