[Lustre-discuss] Using NFS to mount lustre
hargtre2 at isu.edu
Thu Jun 20 21:42:41 PDT 2013
I have no experience with Lustre and NFS, but this past spring (are we out
of it yet?) ;) I had the chance to learn a lot about Lustre as I chose it
to be the subject of a term paper for the college I am attending. I decided
an hands on approach was the best way and started out with 3 nodes and
tried to get things running. Being inexperienced with this wonderful
system, I get blowing things up and running my install of CentOS. I decided
to purchase a server big enough to support a 6 node Lustre cluster in
VMware ESXi 5.0 update 2. I have each client, the OSS, and MDT running on
their own drives on a Gb network. I am astonished with the performance that
I am seeing with this setup and am very pleased with how it runs. I am
going to add some physical machines to this setup here in the near future
when I have a few more minutes (I have to pay for college somehow) and then
allocate the resources from the old 4 VM clients to the MDT and OSS and see
what performance increases I see that way. I wished I had a SAN with fiber
connections to squeeze out all of the performance I could, but one day I
will try it! :)
If you have any specific questions in regards to VMware I would be more
than happy to answer them to the best of my abilities. Once again, it runs
beautifully and I haven't seen any errors or problems since inception on
this system. I am also running CentOS 6.4 with Lustre 2.4 and collectl for
some basic statistics here and there.
Hope this helps in some way or another!
On Thu, Jun 20, 2013 at 9:57 PM, Teik Hooi Beh <thbeh at thbeh.com> wrote:
> I have just recently started to test Lustre and even with a small 2 nodes
> deployment, I find the performance is outstanding on 1Gb networking.
> I was trying to search through the list for anything that could help me to
> mount using NFS protocol but could not find anything.
> Is that possible or have anyone done that before? I am in particular
> interested if anyone have use Lustre with VMware. I am currently testing on
> Thanks in advance.
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