[CentOS-virt] IBM GPFS filesystem

Adam Wead

amsterdamos at gmail.com
Thu Dec 2 16:18:02 UTC 2010

Hi Evan,

Thanks for the response.  Just out of curiosity, do you have to pay the
extra licensing costs for each CentOS node?



On Thu, Dec 2, 2010 at 11:04 AM, Evan Fraser <evan.fraser at rms.com> wrote:

> Adam Wead <amsterdamos at ...> writes:
> >
> > Hi all,I was wondering if anyone might be able to speak about using IBM's
> filesystem as a means of storing virtual guests in a clustered environment
> with
> CentOS as the nodes and KVM as the hypervisor?
> Hi Adam,
> I use GPFS as my filesystem for my Centos-Xenvirtual environment.
> The Virtual servers are converted Compute nodes, running Centos 5.4 with
> Xen
> 3.4.2 and have Infiniband connectivity to the NSD servers.  The VM's all
> live on
> the GPFS filesystem.  This has worked pretty well, the disk performance of
> the
> VM's has been good when using the GPL paravirt drivers (my VM's are windows
> server 2003).
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