Chapter 7. Trusted Storage Pools

A storage pool is a network of storage servers.
When the first server starts, the storage pool consists of that server alone. Adding additional storage servers to the storage pool is achieved using the probe command from a running, trusted storage server.

7.1. Adding Servers to the Trusted Storage Pool

The gluster peer probe [server] command is used to add servers to the trusted server pool.

Adding Three Servers to a Trusted Storage Pool

Create a trusted storage pool consisting of three storage servers, which comprise a volume.


  • The glusterd service must be running on all storage servers requiring addition to the trusted storage pool. See Chapter 6, The glusterd Service for service start and stop commands.
  • Server1, the trusted storage server, is started.
  • The host names of the target servers must be resolvable by DNS.
  1. Run gluster peer probe [server] from Server 1 to add additional servers to the trusted storage pool.


    Self-probing Server1 will result in an error because it is part of the trusted storage pool by default.
    # gluster peer probe server2
    Probe successful
    # gluster peer probe server3
    Probe successful
    # gluster peer probe server4
    Probe successful
  2. Verify the peer status from all servers using the following command:
    # gluster peer status
    Number of Peers: 3
    Hostname: server2
    Uuid: 5e987bda-16dd-43c2-835b-08b7d55e94e5
    State: Peer in Cluster (Connected)
    Hostname: server3
    Uuid: 1e0ca3aa-9ef7-4f66-8f15-cbc348f29ff7
    State: Peer in Cluster (Connected)
    Hostname: server4
    Uuid: 3e0caba-9df7-4f66-8e5d-cbc348f29ff7
    State: Peer in Cluster (Connected)