[Gluster-users] Gluster 3.0 with VMware ESX 4

Harshavardhana harsha at gluster.com
Thu Dec 17 22:48:36 UTC 2009

Hi Nicola,

    Are you using NFS export on windows machines?.

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On Fri, Dec 18, 2009 at 12:58 AM, Nicola Moresi <nicola at moresi.com> wrote:

> Dear All,
> I'm evaluating Gluster 3.0 with VMware ESX 4.
> I have one physical server (with 1 SATA HD) installed with Gluster.
> It's connected on a Gbit Switch with the port VMKernel of VMware. A single
> switch only for this storage.
> I create the volume and on Gluster everything works perfect. The logs are
> clear with the startup. Also do a reboot.
> I connect the NFS volume with the GUI of VMware. Works perfect.
> I browse the empty store from the GUI and works. I create a directory and
> it works.
> I try to browse the directory and the GUI hags... it take minutes for
> displaying the empty folder.
> I created a new VM and placed on this Store. Works great
> As soon as the machine start and start allocating space, it hang and is
> unresponsive.
> I connect with SSH to the console of my VMware server.
> I try to copy one virtual machine image file from another store, to the
> store assigned to Gluster.
> It hangs, take minutes to browse and hang on copying.
> No error on the Gluster log
> Any ideas?
> To have VMware work also with VMotion I have to setup the NFS with the GUI,
> I can mount normal on the file system.
> Thanks for the Help.
> Nicola
> Nicola Moresi
> http://www.moresi.com
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