[Gluster-users] Some questions about gluster

Pavan tcp at gluster.com
Thu Apr 28 05:44:39 UTC 2011

On Wednesday 27 April 2011 08:01 PM, Roberto Scudeller wrote:
> Hi all,
> I need create a cluster storage solution, my primary objective is
> performance and secondary is scalable.
> I've got a 50 machines (linux, like centos, with a compiled kernel) that
> need access to a storage solution (today is a opensolaris access with NFS).
> My questions are:
> 1 - I export a volume with iSCSI and configure a Gluster in the machines
> (like a OCFS2 or GFS)?

GlusterFS requires a disk based filesystem to do the actual IO. You 
cannot "format" a raw-disk/iSCSI-volume directly with GlusterFS.

> 2 - I configure a gluster in the storage (opensolaris) and access with a
> gluster client?

I presume, by this you mean that you have an existing OpenSolaris 
installation, which probably has a UFS/ZFS filesystem over which you 
want to configure GlusterFS. If so, yes. This is how you use GlusterFS.

Another point. Why do you classify OpenSolaris as storage? It is an 
Operating System. And, of course, "Open" no more...


> What's the best practice?
> What do you recommend for me? Gluster is recommended for performance?
> Thanks for your attention.
> Cheers,
> --
> Roberto Scudeller
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