[Gluster-users] Mounting localhost vs. remote host
ziemowit at pierzycki.com
Tue Jul 23 19:07:30 UTC 2013
Heheh... hey Ryan That's the problem. The initial mount. Hence why
using VIP would be good. DNS Load Balancing just randomizes the selection
of the mount points.
On Tue, Jul 23, 2013 at 1:16 PM, Ryan Aydelott <ryade at mcs.anl.gov> wrote:
> If you are using the native client for GlusterFS if the brick you used to
> originally mount fails for whatever reason - the remaining bricks will
> still continue to function even though your mount technically points to the
> failed node. There is no need to do any trickery with DNS/Load Balancing,
> etc as the client will have already built out these connections.
> Now keep in mind you won't be able to remount that volume using that brick
> name until it's restored - however your system mounts will still continue
> to function while you repair/replace that brick.
> On Jul 23, 2013, at 1:03 PM, Ziemowit Pierzycki <ziemowit at pierzycki.com>
> I used ucarp to create a virtual IP address that gets passed around. DNS
> load-balancing can work but it's not 100% failure free. Mounting localhost
> on boot can be fixed. I've had problems mounting remote gluster hosts on
> boot with Fedora 17 and 18 anyway. I'll have to some do some more
> experimentation I guess. Here are my reasons for mounting localhost:
> * decentralized (other than the glusterd on localhost)
> * localhost may or may not be actual server automatically
> * localhost figures out all the hosts in the cluster automatically
> * no need to supply other names
> I'm actually working on trying to bring GlusterFS+QEMU integration to
> OpenNebula. So I'm just thinking of embedding "localhost" into the storage
> drivers for all the reasons mentioned above.
> On Tue, Jul 23, 2013 at 12:46 PM, Marcus Bointon <
> marcus at synchromedia.co.uk> wrote:
>> On 23 Jul 2013, at 19:28, Ziemowit Pierzycki <ziemowit at pierzycki.com>
>> I guess with mounting it via somehost, one would have to very picky to
>> choose which host to pick as if it goes down that mount may stop working.
>> Am I correct? So what is better?
>> I've had real trouble mounting anything from localhost on boot, whereas
>> remote works fine. Search the list archives.
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