[Gluster-infra] quickstart install instructions

Deepak Shetty dpkshetty at gmail.com
Wed Nov 26 16:18:20 UTC 2014

IMHO, there are tons of ways you can install GlusterFS

1) Manually via the repos (again repos are distro specific)
2) Manually by downloading the source, compiling and installing one one's
own box
3) Using puppet-gluster - https://github.com/purpleidea/puppet-gluster/
4) Using ansible-glusterfs - https://github.com/rosmo/ansible-glusterfs
5) Using https://github.com/jimmynapkins/ansible-gluster - this creates a
gluster cluster using VMs on rackspace cloud (provided you give the
rackspace cloud userid/passwd)
6) Usign Vagrant
7) Using gluster-deploy - https://forge.gluster.org/gluster-deploy
8) Using oVirt
9) Using docker -

and many more that i am sure i would have missed ( Just google)

Point being, a real good guide should have all these different ways listed
so that gluster.org becomes a single place for people to look for anything
related to gluster deployment!

Again, we can just add links to these deployment specific pages or have
someone invest time and effort in validating each one of these, putting
proper instructions with screen shots for each deployment method and
collating all these methods into a nice document that would be priceless
for someone new and experienced with gluster deployment. After all its
logical & expected for gluster.org to have the best documentation for
deploying gluster


On Wed, Nov 26, 2014 at 8:32 PM, Lalatendu Mohanty <lmohanty at redhat.com>

> On 11/26/2014 07:25 PM, Tuomas Kuosmanen wrote:
>> Hello,
>> One of the things we should improve on the Gluster site is the
>> download / installation instructions. Currently we have this:
>>   http://download.gluster.org/pub/gluster/glusterfs/
>> ...which I guess is fine if you happen to know exactly what you
>> want, but not so great for everyone else.. ;^)
>> There is of course the quickstart  and some other in-depth guides
>> and HOWTOs in the site, but I am thinking that we should have one
>> "here's what you need to try out GlusterFS" with a simple and easy
>> walkthrough. It should give you some knowledge, and it should select
>> the best allround options for you so you can get started without
>> hassle.
>> As a starter I cut & pasted and modified the quickstart to
>> get this: http://glustermm-tigert.rhcloud.com/download/
>> I need your help in determining whether this:
>>    1) makes sense
>>    2) does not contain any crazy errors
>>    3) works for most cases, and if it doesn't, we clearly
>>       tell the reader of any possible caveats.
>>    4) could still be improved?
>> Since the original document featured just "fdisk /dev/sdb" I tried to
>> make this easier with the gparted command that takes the whole disk
>> for a partition. I am not 100% sure if this is correct either, we need
>> to test it.
>> Anyway, let me know if you find any issues or have good ideas on how
>> to improve the quickstart process?
>> //Tuomas
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> Maybe you are talking about http://www.gluster.org/
> community/documentation/index.php/QuickStart
> I recently added a quick start guidein  CentOS Storage SIG similar to this
> : http://wiki.centos.org/SpecialInterestGroup/Storage/gluster-Quickstart
> Thanks,
> Lala
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