[Gluster-users] How to configure with mixed LAN addresses?

Greg_Swift at aotx.uscourts.gov Greg_Swift at aotx.uscourts.gov
Tue Apr 19 17:12:25 UTC 2011

gluster-users-bounces at gluster.org wrote on 04/19/2011 11:07:09 AM:

> I didn't title this well, so let me phrase that better. With 2-system
> replicated mirror, there is a speed and reliability advantage in joining
> those two systems with a crossover cable and putting those two nics in
> own private address space. Gluster-as-server is happy to do that.
> Gluster-as-client isn't happy in this arrangement, when the client is
> in from the normal LAN addresses rather than the private addresses the
> mirroring is using. This appears to be because the default behavior is
> the client to download the volume file from the servers, which then
> the private IPs, which aren't available from the client's perspective.
> I knon in past versions of gluster the choice of the client downloading
> file, or having its own copy, was configurable. It's not clear from the
> current stripped-down documentation whether that's still the case. Or if
> is, I don't find discussion of how to configure the client to work right
> this sort of setup. As it is, the client just hangs on the initial mount
> request, and sits there consuming 100% of cpu until killed. Of course,
> better behavior would be for the client to throw an error and quit in a
> polite way - hanging at 100% cpu is just wrong.

So... I've a very similar configuration, and while it is strongly
discouraged by Gluster proper, we just place the configured client files on
the machines and do it that way.


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