[CentOS-virt] IBM GPFS filesystem

Adam Wead amsterdamos at gmail.com
Wed Nov 10 09:20:36 EST 2010

Hi all,

I was wondering if anyone might be able to speak about using IBM's GPFS
filesystem as a means of storing virtual guests in a clustered environment
with CentOS as the nodes and KVM as the hypervisor?

I'm looking at using IBM's TSM software for archiving data from disk to
tape.  This requires buying a license for GPFS which is used in conjunction
with TSM but can also be used as a clustered filesystem as well.  As I
understand it, GPFS can work with CentOS so long as you're using the right

Is anyone out there using CentOS+GPFS for their virtualization environment?

many thanks in advance,

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