[OpenAFS] Deploying OpenAFS on VMs
Fri, 17 Jun 2011 09:01:25 -0400
Quoting Jaap Winius <email@example.com>:
> Quoting Coy Hile <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
>> 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.