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Re: [Xen-users] XCP and Gluster

What do you recommend for such configuration:
Say, we have 4 servers, each with 12 drives. I want to distribute and replicate xen images over all servers in such manner that:
*) live migration works
*) *any* one of 4 server may fail still leaving *all* images accessible.
*) Will work over Infiniband (not only using ipoib)
*) It would be a big plus, if filesystem do not require separate metadata/transaction/management/you-name-it server or at least provide machanism for transparent fileover.

I was reading deocumentation of number of network filesystems and GlusterFS seemed the best choice.

Igor Serebryany wrote:
On Sun, Jun 05, 2011 at 11:56:28PM +1000, Joseph Glanville wrote:
I would really recommend against using Gluster or any filesystem based
method of providing VM storage

Ditto. I would specifically recommend against Gluster. We tried it at my
company for VM storage, and it's just not suitable for large files like
VM images, especially if you are hoping to use the advanced features
like replication.



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