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 /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 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.


    Red 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”
  2. Register the System with Subscription Manager

    To register the system with subscription manager, refer Section 2.3, “Subscribing to the Red Hat Gluster Storage Server Channels”
  3. Kernel Version Requirement

    Red 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
    # uname -r
  4. Update all packages

    Ensure that all packages are up to date by running the following command.
    # yum update


    If any kernel packages are updated, reboot the system with the following command.
    # shutdown -r now
  5. Install Red Hat Gluster Storage

    Run the following command to install Red Hat Gluster Storage:
    # yum install redhat-storage-server
  6. Reboot

    Reboot the system.