GlusterFS package contains clustered file storage that can scale to peta bytes. GlusterFS is a programmable system. With little thinking, you can even redesign the GlusterFS file system by re-arranging the GlusterFS components using translator interface. It is all achieved through volume specification file. This allows GlusterFS to be flexible for all kinds of storage needs. Even with all these advanced features, GlusterFS is very easy to setup and manage.
Gluster is a GNU cluster distribution aimed at commoditizing Supercomputing and Superstorage. Core of the Gluster provides a platform for developing clustering applications tailored for a specific tasks such as HPC Clustering, Storage Clustering, Enterprise Provisioning, Database Clustering etc.
Does Gluster support my distribution?
Currently Gluster has been tested on
- Redhat Enterprise (and clones such as ScientificLinux and CentOS)
- Fedora Core (1-4)
The following are known issues and are being worked on:
- Distributions should be installed without LVM/Software Raid. Support for LVM/SW Raid is being added currently.
- Fedora Core 5 with SELinux turned on fails to root login on client nodes.
· A cluster of ia32 or x86-64 systems with atleast 512MB RAM (1GB recommended) each
· A supported GNU/Linux distribution pre-installed (for GlusterHPC) on the master node
What's New in This Release: [ read full changelog ]
· This version added unified file and object storage, which allows users to access the same data store from a POSIX-style mounted share as well as an S3 or Swift-style, RESTful API-based object store.
· It also added HDFS compatibility for Hadoop, allowing Hadoop users and developers to use GlusterFS for scale-out storage.