[Gluster-users] replicating storage for ESX problem

Shehjar Tikoo shehjart at gluster.com
Mon Feb 15 07:25:59 UTC 2010

Romans S(c(ugarevs wrote:
> My configuration:
> Two node(raid1) cluster based on glusterfs with NFS server.
> The system is replicating nicely. Changes are synced. The storage is 
> exported over NFS for vmware esx usage.
> The problem is when I am using vmware ESX to create a VM on the NSF 
> storage, the result is an empty unusable virtual disk. When I export 
> some local ext3 from one of the nodes, correct 8GB VM disk is created. 
> When I reexport the glusterfs mount, I 'm getting unusable VMs(almost 
> zero size). I suppose it has something to do with so called thin 
> provisioning over NFS.
> Any advice is appreciated!

Are you using NFS with the Gluster Storage Platform or is
this your customised setup?


> Regards,
> Roman.
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