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2.4. 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. For more information regarding supported Red Hat Enterprise Linux version for a particular Red Hat Gluster Storage release, see Section 1.7, “Red Hat Gluster Storage Support Matrix”.
Virtual Data Optimizer (VDO) volumes, which are supported in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.5, are not currently supported in Red Hat Gluster Storage. VDO is supported only when used as part of Red Hat Hyperconverged Infrastructure for Virtualization 2.0. See Understanding VDO for more information.
It is recommended to create a separate
/varpartition that is large enough (50GB - 100GB) for log files, geo-replication related miscellaneous files, and other files.
Perform a base install of Red Hat Enterprise Linux ServerRed Hat Gluster Storage is supported on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (RHEL 7) and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 (RHEL 8). We highly recommend you to choose the latest RHEL versions.
ImportantRed Hat Gluster Storage is not supported on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (RHEL 6) from 3.5 Batch Update 1 onwards. See, Table 1.3, “Version Details”
Register the System with Subscription ManagerTo register the system with subscription manager, refer Section 2.3, “Subscribing to the Red Hat Gluster Storage Server Channels”
Kernel Version RequirementRed Hat Gluster Storage requires the kernel-2.6.32-431.17.1.el6 version or higher to be used on the system. Verify the installed and running kernel versions by running the following command:
# rpm -q kernel kernel-2.6.32-431.el6.x86_64 kernel-2.6.32-431.17.1.el6.x86_64
# uname -r 2.6.32-431.17.1.el6.x86_64
Update all packagesEnsure that all packages are up to date by running the following command.
# yum update
ImportantIf any kernel packages are updated, reboot the system with the following command.
# shutdown -r now
Install Red Hat Gluster StorageRun the following command to install Red Hat Gluster Storage:
# yum install redhat-storage-server
- To install Samba, see Chapter 3, Deploying Samba on Red Hat Gluster Storage
- To install NFS-Ganesha, see Chapter 4, Deploying NFS-Ganesha on Red Hat Gluster Storage
RebootReboot the system.