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Progress cannot be made without change. As technologists, we recognize this every day. Most of the time, these changes are iterative: progresssive additions of features to projects like Gluster. Sometimes those changes are small, and sometimes not. And that’s, of course, just talking about our project. But one of the biggest strengths of our community’s …Read more
The Gluster Community currently provides GlusterFS packages for the following distributions: 3.5 3.6 3.7 Fedora 21 ¹ × × Fedora 22 × ¹ × Fedora 23 × × ¹ Fedora 24 × × ¹ RHEL/CentOS 5 × × RHEL/CentOS 6 × × × RHEL/CentOS 7 × × × Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (precise) × × Ubuntu …Read more
With the release of RHEL-6.6 and CentOS-6.6, there are now glusterfs packages in the standard channels/repositories. Unfortunately, these are only the client-side packages (like glusterfs-fuse and glusterfs-api). Users that want to run a Gluster Server…
A while ago I put together a post detailing the installation and configuration of 2 hosts running glusterfs, which was then presented as CIFS based storage. http://jonarcher.info/2014/06/windows-cifs-fileshares-using-glusterfs-ctdb-highly-available-data/ This post gained a bit of interest through the comments and social networks, one of the comments I got was from John Mark Walker suggesting I look at the …read more
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I decided to try the upgrade process from EL 6 to 7 on the servers I used in my previous blog post “Windows (CIFS) fileshares using GlusterFS and CTDB for Highly available data” Following the instructions here I found the process fairly painless. However there were 1 or two little niggles which caused various issues which …read more
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If you would like to try out gluster, a new CentOS based docker container is available on the docker hub at https://registry.hub.docker.com/u/gluster/gluster/. This image is very new, so do not use it for production environments. It is meant to be an early community version of gluster running within docker. For correctness and performance reasons, we recommend running …Read more
I’ve been afraid of RPM and package maintaining  for years, but thanks to Kaleb Keithley, I have finally made some RPM’s that weren’t generated from a high level tool. Now that I have the boilerplate done, it’s a relatively … Continue reading →
I decided to record some screencasts to show how easy it is to deploy GlusterFS using Puppet-Gluster+Vagrant. You can follow along even if you don’t know anything about Puppet or Vagrant. The hardest part of this process was producing the … Continue reading →
I needed a base image “box” for my Puppet-Gluster+Vagrant work. It would have been great if good boxes already existed, and even better if it were easy to build my own. As it turns out, I wasn’t able to satisfy … Continue reading →
Some of you have been asking what the Red Hat + CentOS deal means for the Gluster Community, so we’re writing this in response to those inquiries. Some of us work for Red Hat, but the Gluster Community made the strategic decision to explicitly support all distributions, not just those in the Red Hat/RPM universe. …Read more
Install And Use SALTStack In A Mixed Environment
Salt is a new approach to infrastructure management. Easy enough to
get running in minutes, scalable enough to manage tens of thousands of
servers, and fast enough to communicate with them in seconds….
Distributed Replicated Storage Across Four Storage Nodes With GlusterFS 3.2.x On CentOS 6.3
This tutorial shows how to combine four single storage servers (running CentOS 6.3) to a distributed replicated storage with GlusterFS. Nodes 1 and 2 (replicat…
Creating An NFS-Like Standalone Storage Server With GlusterFS 3.2.x On CentOS 6.3
This tutorial shows how to set up a standalone storage server on CentOs 6.3. Instead of NFS, I will use GlusterFS
here. The client system will be able to access the st…