Chapter 3. GNBD Driver and Command Usage

Chapter 3. GNBD Driver and Command Usage

3.1. Exporting a GNBD from a Server
3.2. Importing a GNBD on a Client

The Global Network Block Device (GNBD) driver allows a node to export its local storage as a GNBD over a network so that other nodes on the network can share the storage. Client nodes importing the GNBD use it like any other block device. Importing a GNBD on multiple clients forms a shared storage configuration through which GFS can be used.

The GNBD driver is implemented through the following components.

Two user commands are available to configure GNBD:

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