[Gluster-users] Who's using Fedora in production on Glusterfs storage servers?

Burnash, James jburnash at knight.com
Fri Dec 3 15:44:09 UTC 2010

Thanks very much Mark.

I am going to put up a prototype using Fedora - being able to test btrfs as well is a nice plus.

For now, we apparently aren't going to be able to use Fedora in production because HP doesn't support it for their command line hardware reporting and configuration utilities (hpasmcli, hpacucli, etc).

James Burnash, Unix Engineering

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From: gluster-users-bounces at gluster.org [mailto:gluster-users-bounces at gluster.org] On Behalf Of Mark "Naoki" Rogers
Sent: Wednesday, December 01, 2010 10:20 PM
To: gluster-users at gluster.org
Subject: Re: [Gluster-users] Who's using Fedora in production on Glusterfs storage servers?

Hi James,

I'm using 3.1.1 on six bricks in dist+replicate all running F14+BTRFS,
the clients are on fedora12/13/14. I build the RPMs from source on a F14
machine. The cluster is running entirely on GbE (with some 10Gb lines
going in shortly), no RDMA/infiniband so I can't help there.

It's gone through a series of looped benchmarks for a while now (from
3.1.0 through a few qa releases) and have so far pushed/pulled over
110TB through it - I'm happy in the stability but not /entirely/ sure of
the performance just yet, just started up more testing under 3.1.1.

But back to your main question there really isn't enough difference
between the near-term releases of Fedora for it to make a huge
difference either way. I do think you're better off using the latest
Fedora release than an older one that will be end of life soon (f12
tomorrow). Being able to patch/maintain your system is more important
than an, often very arbitrary, vendor support list which is usually just
an outcome of what people have had time to look into, rather than any
measured reason a newer OS isn't supported. Besides the only thing you
ever have to /really/ care about is the kernel and glibc major versions,
so if it compiles you're pretty much ok (ldd it, that's all it needs).

On 12/02/2010 01:45 AM, Burnash, James wrote:
> How many people on the list are using Fedora 12 (or 13) in production for Glusterfs storage servers? I know that Gluster Platform uses Fedora 12 as its OS - I was thinking of building my new glusterfs storage servers using Fedora, and was wondering whether Fedora 13 was tested by Gluster for v 3.1.1 and what other people's experiences were.
> One of the reasons for my interest was so that I could use ext4 as the backend file store, instead of ext3.
> Thanks,
> James Burnash, Unix Engineering

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