[OpenAFS] Deploying OpenAFS on VMs

omalleys@msu.edu omalleys@msu.edu
Fri, 17 Jun 2011 09:01:25 -0400

Quoting Jaap Winius <jwinius@umrk.nl>:

> Quoting Coy Hile <coy.hile@coyhile.com>:
>> I have a question about deployment of OpenAFS on VMWare.  Assume for
>> the sake of argument that one has a requirement to deploy OpenAFS on
>> VMs -- to include deploying his fileservers as VMs.  Has anyone
>> actually done that sort of deployment?
> Well, I have something similar that costs less. I run a site with  
> three OpenAFS db/file servers, each running on a KVM virtual  
> machine. The disk space used for each one consists of a set of  
> dedicated LVM logical volumes. It all works fine and is completely  
> stable, although it's probably not a recipe for high performance.  
> Luckily, in my case that's not necessary.

<my isca answer>
I'm not currently running a cell but I have had good performance using  
KVM with VirtIO. Also Spice support improved considerably, which makes  
Windows feel like a local machine (and audio was just fixed.) I want  
to try the new Ceph integration for it if I ever get a chance.