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Creating An NFS-Like Standalone Storage Server With GlusterFS On CentOS 5.4

Mar 21, 2010, 16:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Falko Timme)

[ Thanks to Falko Timme for this link. ]

"This tutorial shows how to set up a standalone storage server on CentOS 5.4. Instead of NFS, I will use GlusterFS here. The client system will be able to access the storage as if it was a local filesystem. GlusterFS is a clustered file-system capable of scaling to several peta-bytes. It aggregates various storage bricks over Infiniband RDMA or TCP/IP interconnect into one large parallel network file system. Storage bricks can be made of any commodity hardware such as x86_64 servers with SATA-II RAID and Infiniband HBA.

"I do not issue any guarantee that this will work for you!

"1 Preliminary Note

"In this tutorial I use two systems, a server and a client: server1.example.com: IP address 192.168.0.100 (server) client1.example.com: IP address 192.168.0.101 (client) Both systems should be able to resolve the other system's hostname. If this cannot be done through DNS, you should edit the /etc/hosts file so that it contains the following two lines on both systems:"

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