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How to Install Gluster Storage Platform


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This "how-to" slideshare presentation outlines the Gluster Storage Platform installation process. For demonstration purposes we'll show you how to install and configure a two-node storage cluster.

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How to Install Gluster Storage Platform

  1. 1. How to Install Gluster Storage Platform
  2. 2. Installing Gluster Storage Platform Steps 1. Insert USB install media into server and boot it 2. Select a boot drive for installation 3. Set-up your network configuration Minimum Requirements 1GB USB Disk as Install Media 1 or more storage servers (or virtual machines) with the following minimum configuration: – 8GB Disk – 1GB Memory – Intel/AMD 64bit hardware – Networking options: 1GbE,10GbE, InfiniBand 2
  3. 3. Step 1: Plug USB Install Media Into Server Click “Start First Server Installation” 3
  4. 4. Step 2: Boot Drive Selection Select a hard drive to install it on 4
  5. 5. Step 3: Network Configuration Enter values in the hostname, ip-address, and gateway fields. 5
  6. 6. Installation Complete Remove USB install media and click “Reboot” 6
  7. 7. Management Console Login using the “glusteradmin” password After logging-in you can change the password by clicking on “Admin” 7
  8. 8. First Server Installation Complete To expand your storage cluster setup click “Add Server” 8
  9. 9. Add Server Click “Next” to reserve a range of IP addresses for additional storage servers to add to the cluster 9
  10. 10. Reserve IP Address In this example were allocating 8 additional IP addresses for future use (excluding the Management Console IP Address.) 10
  11. 11. Probing for Additional Servers Click “Next” and the management console will start probing for additional servers to boot up. Use the same USB install media to boot your additional storage server(s). 11
  12. 12. Add Server Configuration Enter the 2nd server hostname under the General tab and click “Add Server” 12
  13. 13. Add Server Success Click “Close” Remove the USB install media from the storage server 13
  14. 14. Installation Complete Gluster software installation for the 2-node cluster is complete. Next you can format the disk drives by checking the “All” check box and click “Format Disk”. 14
  15. 15. Format Disks Formatting progress is shown in the status bar. This can take a few minutes to a few hours depending on the size of the drives. 15
  16. 16. Format Disk Complete Now you have a fully functional 2-node Gluster Storage cluster. At this point you can add more servers, or proceed to 16 creating volumes.
  17. 17. Thank You Download Gluster Storage Platform or Sign up for a free 30-day trial – Questions? –