[Gluster-users] Need help for production setup

Juan José Pavlik Salles jjpavlik at gmail.com
Sat Aug 16 13:47:39 UTC 2014

Hi Punit, I'm not Gluster expert however I'm also in the way of building a
production gluster like you. What I've read is that even though you are
using a replicated volume, is a good practice to have RAID 5 o 6 (depending
on the amount of disks) under it. RAID will help you when drives die (which
they will) and replication will help you when nodes die (which they will
eventually, or maybe some maintenance tasks, power shortagges), so they are
two different solutions for two different problems.

As far as I know, if you are using the native client to access the gluster
volumen you are already using HA.


2014-08-15 4:39 GMT-03:00 Punit Dambiwal <hypunit at gmail.com>:

> Hi,
> I want to use gluster distributed replicate storage with 4 nodes with the
> below configuration :-
>    - 4 x *Quanta STRATOS S210-X22RQ*
>    - 4 x 12 x 512 GB , 2.5″ SSD (front, hot swappable main storage)
>    - 4 x 2 x 128 GB, 2’5″ SSD (*rear, hot swappable* os drives, awesome
>    feature!)
>    - 2 x quality stacked switches (with one leg of each bond device out
>    to each switch)
>    - IPMI: For Fencing Ovirt.
> I want to use this setup in ovirt...I seek your help to best utilize the
> storage with redundancy(even one node failure or any HDD failure) ??
> Do i need to use the HW RAID also...it seems the gluster replication can
> do the same...any advise ??
> Also i want it to be high available...if any node goes down the data can
> be accessible...please refer any good document for HA with keepalived or
> others ??
> Thanks,
> Punit
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Pavlik Salles Juan José
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