[CentOS-virt] IBM GPFS filesystem

Thu Dec 2 16:18:02 UTC 2010
Adam Wead <amsterdamos at gmail.com>

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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