[Gluster-users] ESXi & Gluster setup options

paul simpson paul at realisestudio.com
Thu May 26 21:37:29 UTC 2011

i'm also interested in this.  is there any pro/con to using native gluster
FUSE client for xen images?  i would have thought that would mitigate the
use of ucarp (apart from initial connect).


On 26 May 2011 21:39, Whit Blauvelt <whit.gluster at transpect.com> wrote:

> On Thu, May 26, 2011 at 08:28:29PM +0000, Matt Temple wrote:
> > We've been looking for a way to have HA for our VMWare datastore, too.
> (Our
> > single server had a kernel panic last night and took down the VMs.)
> > We're very much interested in a similar setup, using Gluster, but I have
> a
> > question ... with Gluster NFS, don't you have to choose a specific
> address of a
> > server to connect to?   And if yes, if that node goes down, how does
> VMWare
> > respond?
> Pretty much the standard thing to do is use a virtual IP address with ucarp
> handling reassignment if the primary node goes down. I've yet to run that
> through thorough tests to see if how transparent it is in a case of
> failure.
> It's simple to set up though.
> There are, of course, plenty of more complicated alternatives to ucarp in
> the HA world - heartbeat, pacemaker, corosync....
> Whit
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