[Gluster-users] Update: Support for GLUSTERFS storage domain in VDSM & oVirt available now !

Deepak C Shetty deepakcs at linux.vnet.ibm.com
Tue Mar 26 05:29:24 UTC 2013

Quick Update:
     Ability to create GLUSTERFS_DOMAIN from oVirt web UI is now upstream.


This provides the capability to create a new DC, cluster of type 
GLUSTERFS, ability to add new host to the GLUSTERFS DC/Cluster and 
create a new storage domain of type GLUSTERFS and run VMs off it.

The VMs created using GLUSTERFS_DOMAIN exploits the QEMU-GlusterFS 
native integration (QEMU's gluster block backend)
With this the complete oVirt virt-stack is now enabled for GLUSTERFS!

For more details, visit the feature wiki page @


On 01/28/2013 12:32 PM, Deepak C Shetty wrote:
> Hi All,
>     Just a quick update.
> Support for GLUSTERFS_DOMAIN is now available in VDSM upstream. This 
> helps VDSM exploit Gluster natively by using the QEMU's gluster block 
> backend.
> For those who are interested, the entire patchseries can be viewed @ 
> http://gerrit.ovirt.org/#/q/project:vdsm+branch:master+topic:gluster_domain_support,n,z
> As the commit msg says...
> /This patch introduces a new storage domain of type//
> //GLUSTERFS_DOMAIN, which uses gluster as the storage backend./
> /In GLUSTERFS_DOMAIN, vdsm creates the storage domain by mounting//
> //the gluster volume (akin to nfs mounting export path). VMs//
> //created using this domain exploit the QEMU's gluster block//
> //backend. Instead of accessing the vmdisk as a file path, it//
> //accesses the vmdisk as a network disk device, served by gluster//
> //server/volume./
> With this the virt. stack comprising of qemu, libvirt, vdsm is now 
> enabled to exploit GlusterFS natively.
> The next step is to have support for Gluster Storage domain in oVirt 
> web UI, which is a WIP, which once done will complete the entire virt. 
> stack enablement for Gluster.
> More details about this can be seen @ 
> http://gerrit.ovirt.org/#/q/status:open+project:ovirt-engine+branch:master+topic:glusterfs,n,z
> oVirt feature page for Gluster storage domain support can be viewed @ 
> http://wiki.ovirt.org/Features/GlusterFS_Storage_Domain
> thanx,
> deepak
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