2.3. Installing Red Hat Gluster Storage Server on Red Hat Enterprise Linux (Layered Install)

Layered install involves installing Red Hat Gluster Storage over Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Important

  • Layered Installation is not available to all customers. Contact your Red Hat representative for more details on whether you can use it.
  • It is recommended to create a separate /var partition that is large enough (50GB - 100GB) for log files, geo-replication related miscellaneous files, and other files.
  1. Perform a base install of Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server

    Red Hat Gluster Storage requires a kernel version of 2.6.32-431.17.1 or higher. This is available in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.5 and higher, and in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.
  2. Register the System with Subscription Manager

    Run the following command and enter your Red Hat Network user name and password to register the system with the Red Hat Network:
    # subscription-manager register
  3. Identify Available Entitlement Pools

    Run the following commands to find entitlement pools containing the repositories required to install Red Hat Gluster Storage:
    # subscription-manager list --available | grep -A8 "Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server"
    # subscription-manager list --available | grep -A8 "Red Hat Storage"
  4. Attach Entitlement Pools to the System

    Use the pool identifiers located in the previous step to attach the Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server and Red Hat Gluster Storage entitlements to the system. Run the following command to attach the entitlements:
    # subscription-manager attach --pool=[POOLID]
    For example:
    # subscription-manager attach --pool=8a85f9814999f69101499c05aa706e47
  5. Disable all Existing Repositories

    Execute the following command to disable any existing repositories:
    # subscription-manager repos --disable "*"
  6. Enable the Required Channels

    For Red Hat Gluster Storage 3.1 on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.7

    1. Run the following commands to enable the repositories required to install Red Hat Gluster Storage:
      # subscription-manager repos --enable=rhel-6-server-rpms
      # subscription-manager repos --enable=rhel-scalefs-for-rhel-6-server-rpms
      # subscription-manager repos --enable=rhs-3-for-rhel-6-server-rpms
      
    2. For Red Hat Gluster Storage 3.0.4 and later, if you require Samba, then enable the following repository:
      # subscription-manager repos --enable=rh-gluster-3-samba-for-rhel-6-server-rpms
      For more information about installing Samba, see Chapter 3, Deploying Samba on Red Hat Gluster Storage
    3. If you require NFS-Ganesha then enable the following repository:
      # subscription-manager repos 
      --enable=rh-gluster-3-nfs-for-rhel-6-server-rpms
      For more information about installing NFS-Ganesha, see Chapter 4, Deploying NFS-Ganesha on Red Hat Gluster Storage.
    For Red Hat Gluster Storage 3.1 on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.x

    1. Run the following commands to enable the repositories required to install Red Hat Gluster Storage
      # subscription-manager repos --enable=rhel-7-server-rpms
      # subscription-manager repos --enable=rh-gluster-3-for-rhel-7-server-rpms
    2. For Red Hat Gluster Storage 3.0.4 and later, if you require Samba, then enable the following repository:
      # subscription-manager repos --enable=rh-gluster-3-samba-for-rhel-7-server-rpms
      For more information about installing Samba, see Chapter 3, Deploying Samba on Red Hat Gluster Storage
    3. If you require NFS-Ganesha then enable the following repository:
      # subscription-manager repos 
      --enable=rh-gluster-3-nfs-for-rhel-7-server-rpms
      For more information about installing NFS-Ganesha, see Chapter 4, Deploying NFS-Ganesha on Red Hat Gluster Storage.
  7. Verify if the Channels are Enabled

    Run the following command to verify if the channels are enabled:
    # yum repolist
  8. Install Red Hat Gluster Storage

    Run the following command to install Red Hat Gluster Storage:
    # yum install redhat-storage-server
    
    1. For Red Hat Gluster Storage 3.0.4 and later, if you require Samba, then execute the following command to install Samba:
      # yum groupinstall RH-Gluster-Samba-Server
    2. If you require Samba Active Directory integration with gluster, execute the following command:
      # yum groupinstall RH-Gluster-AD-Integration
  9. Reboot

    Reboot the system.