[Gluster-users] GlusterFS as virtual machine storage

Gionatan Danti g.danti at assyoma.it
Fri Aug 25 07:56:07 UTC 2017

Il 25-08-2017 08:32 Gionatan Danti ha scritto:
> Hi all,
> any other advice from who use (or do not use) Gluster as a replicated
> VM backend?
> Thanks.

Sorry, I was not seeing messages because I was not subscribed on the 
list; I read it from the web.

So it seems that Pavel and WK have vastly different experience with 
Gluster. Any plausible cause for that difference?

> WK wrote:
> 2 node plus Arbiter. You NEED the arbiter or a third node. Do NOT try 2
> node with a VM

This is true even if I manage locking at application level (via virlock 
or sanlock)?
Also, on a two-node setup it is *guaranteed* for updates to one node to 
put offline the whole volume?
On the other hand, a 3-way setup (or 2+arbiter) if free from all these 


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