[Gluster-devel] Qemu glusterfs, exposing complete bricks instead of individual images as shared storage to VM's ?

James purpleidea at gmail.com
Fri Nov 29 23:32:50 UTC 2013

On Fri, Nov 29, 2013 at 5:06 PM, Sander Eikelenboom <linux at eikelenboom.it>wrote:

> Hi,
> I'm using glusterfs for quite some time on my server for shared-storage to
> VM's.
> At the moment this had to go over tcp/ip bridge between host and guests, so
> i was interested in the option to use glusterfs directly with qemu. But it
> seems it
> only supports to expose individual images files that reside on a glusterfs
> brick.
> Would it be possible to extend this and make a complete brick available as
> disk to qemu as shared storage ?
> (so multiple vm's and the host can share this same storage space)

Sounds like you want to use Gluster as a backing store for the VM images
through qemu, but in addition, you probably want to mount a common
glusterfs volume inside the vms as well. That's how you do it!


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