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Learning OpenStack High Availability by Rishabh Sharma

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Installing GlusterFS

The block storage service of OpenStack is an iSCSI solution that uses a Logical Volume Manager (LVM). The volumes provided by this service will be attached to only one instance at a time. However, OpenStack offers drivers for using different backend storage from different vendors. NFS is a conventional method used as a backup store for OpenStack, such as GlusterFS and Ceph.

In the following section, we will see how GlusterFS is configured as backend storage for OpenStack block storage. Hence, cinder volumes services will be accessed from their server for GlusterFS.

Configuring GlusterFS for block storage

Even though OpenStack provides most of the services to host the virtual machines on its own cloud, it still depends on some ...

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