[Gluster-users] glustefs as vmware datastore in production

Benjamin Kingston list at nexusnebula.net
Wed Jun 6 01:38:16 UTC 2018

You're better off exporting LUNs via iSCSI. I spent a long time trying to
get NFS to work via NFS-Ganesha as a datastore and the performance is not
there, especially since HA NFS isn't an official feature of NFS-Ganesha.

Also keep in mind your write speed is cut in half/thirds/etc... with
gluster as a VM datastore if you use replication since all writes are

On Tue, May 29, 2018 at 6:20 AM Dave Sherohman <dave at sherohman.org> wrote:

> On Tue, May 29, 2018 at 09:03:04AM +0900, 김경표 wrote:
> > Sometimes os disk hang occured and re-mounted with ro in vm
> guest(centos6)
> > when storage was busy.
> I had similar problems in the early days of running my gluster volume,
> then I switched the gluster mounts from fuse to libgfapi and haven't had
> a problem since, even when running the volume harder than I had been
> previously.
> But, then, I'm running kvm/qemu virtualization rather than vmware and I
> don't know whether vmware supports libgfapi or not.  (I noticed that it
> wasn't on the list of options you mentioned for how to access the
> volume.)
> --
> Dave Sherohman
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