[Gluster-users] GlusterFS in a VM

Gerald Brandt gbr at majentis.com
Wed Apr 25 17:07:57 UTC 2012


We're currently using GlusterFS and it's NFS server to serve VM images to Citrix XenServer.  GlusterFS was set up as replicate, but no replicate machine was added (so, relicate with 1 brick active).

We're about to add the second brick (looking forward to 3.3), and I have a couple of questions.

1. Is GlusterFS/NFS with uCarp failover okay?
2. Would it be better to create a GlusterFS VM that talks to the replicated GlusterFS servers, and have it re-export as NFS?
   2a. If so, the hardware GlusterFS servers have a lot of RAM, could I get away with minimal RAM in the Gluster VM?


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