GlusterFS volume can be mounted in Linux both manually via the mount command or automatically via fstab just like other network filesystems. Also, just as other network filesystems, the client requires specific drivers or libraries, which, unfortunately, for GlusterFS is normally not installed by default.

Required and supporting libraries to mount GlusterFS volume in Linuxare normally available in the default repository of the distributions' default package manager. GlusterFS volume can be mounted from the command line in Linux.

Steps to mount GlusterFS volume in Linux:

  1. Launch terminal session on server.
  2. List available GlusterFS volumes on the GlusterFS server.
    $ sudo gluster volume list
    [sudo] password for user:
    volume1 
  3. List host name of GlusterFS peers on the GlusterFS server.
    $ cat /etc/hosts
    192.168.111.70    node1.gluster.local    node1
    192.168.111.71    node2.gluster.local    node2
  4. Launch terminal session on the client.
  5. Open /etc/host using your favorite text editor.
  6. Add static host.
    192.168.111.70    node1.gluster.local    node1
    192.168.111.71    node2.gluster.local    node2
  7. Install GlusterFS client application.
    $ sudo apt update && sudo apt install --assume-yes glusterfs-client # Ubuntu or Debian variant
    $ sudo dnf install --assumeyes glusterfs-fuse # CentOS, Fedora or Red Hat variance
  8. Create mount point.
    $ sudo mkdir -p /mnt/volume1
  9. Mount manually using host name.
    $ sudo mount -t glusterfs node1:/volume1 /mnt/volume1/
  10. Test if mount is successful.
    $ df /mnt/volume1/
    Filesystem     1K-blocks    Used Available Use% Mounted on
    node1:/volume1  19991152 8207136  10945388  43% /mnt/volume1
  11. Unmount GlusterFS volume.
    $ sudo umount /mnt/volume1

  12. Open fstab using your preferred text editor.
    $ sudo vi /etc/fstab
  13. Add entry to mount GlusterFS volume.
    node1:/volume1  /mnt/volume1 glusterfs  defaults,_netdev        0 0
  14. Save and exit the text editor.
  15. Mount GlusterFS volume via fstab entry.
    $ sudo mount /mnt/volume1/
  16. Test if GlusterFS volume is successfully mounted.
    $ df /mnt/volume1/
    Filesystem     1K-blocks    Used Available Use% Mounted on
    node1:/volume1  19991152 8207136  10945388  43% /mnt/volume1
  17. Reboot system and test if volume successfully mount after reboot.
    $ sudo reboot
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