GlusterFS native support with QEMU

Registered by Sylvain Bauza on 2013-04-25

Qemu > 1.3 is now able to directly address an image stored in a GlusterFS backend thanks to GlusterFS native support :
http://www.gluster.org/2012/11/integration-with-kvmqemu/

It would be great if Nova could take advantage of it, as benchmarks are showing huge I/O improvements
http://raobharata.wordpress.com/2012/10/29/qemu-glusterfs-native-integration/

This could be either autodetected by Nova if instances_path is stored in a Gluster instance, or enabled thru nova.conf setting.

Blueprint information

Status:
Complete
Approver:
Russell Bryant
Priority:
Medium
Drafter:
None
Direction:
Approved
Assignee:
Eric Harney
Definition:
Approved
Series goal:
Accepted for havana
Implementation:
Implemented
Milestone target:
milestone icon 2013.2
Started by
Russell Bryant on 2013-07-30
Completed by
Russell Bryant on 2013-08-13

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Gerrit topic: https://review.openstack.org/#q,topic:bp/glusterfs-native-support,n,z

Addressed by: https://review.openstack.org/39498
    Add option for QEMU Gluster libgfapi support

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