[Gluster-users] Gluster v 3.3 with KVM and High Availability

Brian Candler B.Candler at pobox.com
Wed Jul 11 16:07:31 UTC 2012

On Tue, Jul 10, 2012 at 03:32:20PM -0600, Andrew Niemantsverdriet wrote:
> I have looked through the mailing list archives and have seen that
> many others before have done this but what I can find is what
> technologies were used to complete the task.

I tested glusterfs 3.3, KVM/libvirt, ubuntu 12.04. Nothing else required.

> Also there have been many
> reports on poor performance with running KVM images on Gluster has
> version 3.3 fixed many of these "problems"?

Write performance remains poor. It would probably be OK to use Gluster as a
backend for a mostly-static VM, which mounts a separate gluster volume for
large data (which also has the advantage that this data is shareable to
other VMs and for easy backup)

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