[Gluster-users] Making the mount server/point highly available

Joe Julian joe at julianfamily.org
Tue Oct 16 13:04:02 UTC 2012

On 10/16/2012 05:57 AM, Robert Hajime Lanning wrote:
> On 10/16/12 01:26, Robert van Leeuwen wrote:
>> Hello,
>> I want to make sure that we can keep mounting gluster volumes even if
>> one node is down.
>> For this we would need something to keep the mount point highly 
>> available.
>> Am I safe to assume that putting port 24007 behind our load-balancer
>> will do this?
>> As far as I can see regular gluster traffic does not use this port and
>> it looks like it is used for the mount process.
>> Is this correct?
>> Can I safely do this or will bad things happen?
> I use keepalived to keep a well known IP available for the volume info 
> to be retrieved from.  Once the client has the volume info, it talks 
> directly to the bricks.
> Unless you are NFS mounting the volume...
Use round-robin DNS or the backupvolfile-server mount option.

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