Managing the glusterd Service

After installing GlusterFS, you must start glusterd service. The glusterd service serves as the Gluster elastic volume manager, overseeing glusterfs processes, and co-ordinating dynamic volume operations, such as adding and removing volumes across multiple storage servers non-disruptively.

This section describes how to start the glusterd service in the following ways:

Note: You must start glusterd on all GlusterFS servers.

Starting and Stopping glusterd Manually

This section describes how to start and stop glusterd manually

  • To start glusterd manually, enter the following command:

    # /etc/init.d/glusterd start

  • To stop glusterd manually, enter the following command:

    # /etc/init.d/glusterd stop

Starting glusterd Automatically

This section describes how to configure the system to automatically start the glusterd service every time the system boots.

Red Hat and Fedora distributions

To configure Red Hat-based systems to automatically start the glusterd service every time the system boots, enter the following from the command line:

# chkconfig glusterd on

Debian and derivatives like Ubuntu

To configure Debian-based systems to automatically start the glusterd service every time the system boots, enter the following from the command line:

# update-rc.d glusterd defaults

Systems Other than Red Hat and Debian

To configure systems other than Red Hat or Debian to automatically start the glusterd service every time the system boots, enter the following entry to the/etc/rc.local file:

# echo "glusterd" >> /etc/rc.local