[Gluster-users] gluster and rocks?

Michael Robbert mrobbert at mines.edu
Tue Oct 12 16:13:10 UTC 2010

We at Colorado School of Mines are testing Gluster on our 268 node cluster that is running Rocks with Infiniband. There is no Roll for it, but the RPMs install fine when you put them in an extend-compute.xml file. We did have to recompile from source RPMs on Rocks 4.x, but now that we've moved to Rocks 5.x they install fine. The only hangup we had with IB was that we had to manually load some userspace IB modules on our front end (ib_umad, ib_uverbs, etc.). We have hit a couple of bugs with the 3.1 beta code, but we're getting them worked out. I found it very easy to setup a test deployment and encourage you to give it a try. It is much easier to setup than Lustre which is what we're using in production right now, but it doesn't have all the features. If it meets your needs though then it is probably a much better solution for small to medium sites.

Good Luck,
Mike Robbert

On Oct 9, 2010, at 12:45 AM, Lana Deere wrote:

> Is anyone using Gluster with the Rocks cluster system?  If so, do you
> know if there is a Roll for Gluster?  Or, do you have any advice about
> things to do and things to avoid doing?
> We're considering using Gluster with Infiniband on our cluster and
> trying to learn whether other people have done this so we can perhaps
> learn from their experience.
> Thanks.
> .. Lana (lana.deere at gmail.com)
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