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Oracle Linux: GlusterFS - Use GlusterFS Volumes To Host QEMU-KVM VM Images (Doc ID 2555746.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 26, 2020

Applies to:

Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 7.1 with Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel [3.8.13] to Oracle Linux 7.6 with Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel [4.14.35] [Release OL7U1 to OL7U6]
Linux x86-64

Goal

To guide users how to use GlusterFS Volumes to host QEMU-KVM VM images.

Using GlusterFS volumes to host VM images and data was sub-optimal due to the FUSE overhead involved in accessing gluster volumes via GlusterFS native client. However this has changed now with two specific enhancements:

GlusterFS specifcation in QEMU:

VM image residing on gluster volume can be specified on QEMU command line using URI format

gluster[+transport]://[server[:port]]/volname/image[?socket=...]

Examples:

Solution

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