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[Xen-users] Any experiences using glusterfs (2.0.8?/3.0.5?) with xen 3.4

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Subject: [Xen-users] Any experiences using glusterfs (2.0.8?/3.0.5?) with xen 3.4.3 on CentOS 5.5 around ?
From: "Balg, Andreas" <a.balg@xxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 13 Aug 2010 15:57:07 +0200
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Hello everybody,

did anybody setup and use xen hosts using glusterfs to share storage and allow 

I currently have a bunch of fast unused xeon-servers with 6x146GB SAS Storage 
but currently do not have a free SAN or iSCSI NAS, this is why I thought about 
using xen and sharing/replicating the LOCAL storage of these boxes using 
glusterfs and virtualizing machines on them at the same time. 

Can this be a stable setup? Would it perform well? Why wouldn't I want to do 
that? Any experiences doing such a setup?

Of course I could configure some of them as dedicated NAS - but that's not the 
idea. Glusterfs might give very good scalability and speed if vm-images reside 
locally and will only replicate to other machines in order to have redundance 
and allow live migration.

Thank you very much for sharing any thoughts or experiences.


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