[CentOS] Is glusterfs ready?

Tue Aug 28 16:44:57 UTC 2012
David C. Miller <millerdc at fusion.gat.com>

----- Original Message -----
> From: "John Doe" <jdmls at yahoo.com>
> To: "Cent O Smailinglist" <centos at centos.org>
> Sent: Tuesday, August 28, 2012 3:14:29 AM
> Subject: [CentOS] Is glusterfs ready?
> Hey,
> since RH took control of glusterfs, I've been looking to convert our
> old independent RAID storage servers to several non RAID glustered
> ones.
> The thing is that I, here and there, heard a few frightening stories
> from some users (even with latest release).
> Any one has experienced with it long enough to think one can blindly
> trust it or if it is almost there but not yet ready?
> Thx,
> JD

I'm using gluster 3.3.0-1 on two KVM host nodes. I have a 1TB logical volume used as a brick on each node to create a replicated volume. I store my VM's on this volume and have each node mount the gluster volume via localhost using the native FUSE gluster driver. I get about 75-105MB/s over 1Gb Ethernet. Been running this since 3.3 came out. I did quite a bit of failure testing before going live. So far it is working well. I'm only using it as a glorified network RAID1 to make live migration of my VM's fast.