[Gluster-users] Adding Gluster support for Primary Storage in CloudStack

Niels de Vos ndevos at redhat.com
Sun Dec 1 15:08:06 UTC 2013

Hi all,

I'd like to inform any CloudStack users that there are now patches [0]
available (for CoudStack) that make it possible to use an existing 
Gluster environment as Primary Storage on CloudStack. The changes extend 
CloudStack so that libvirt will be used for mounting the Gluster Volume 
over the fuse-client.

Some further details and screenshots are available on my blog [1]. If 
there are any CloudStack users that could test this, I'd much appreciate 
that. There has been an announcement and request for review/testing on 
the CloudStack developers mailinglist too [2], in case there are general 
CloudStack questions, it might be better to follow-up there.

Future work will include adding support for attaching CloudStack Volumes 
(disk images, files on a Gluster Volume) through the QEMU-libgfapi 
integration. At the moment, QEMU is started with the path mounted over 
the fuse-client. Untested patches for that are in the work-in-progress 
repository on the forge. Anyone who feels like testing and/or helping 
out is more than welcome.

[ndevos on #gluster and #gluster-dev on IRC/Freenode]

[0] https://forge.gluster.org/cloudstack-gluster
[1] http://blog.nixpanic.net/2013/12/using-gluster-as-primary-storage-in.html
[2] http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.comp.apache.cloudstack.devel/33878

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