GlusterFS Documentation

GlusterFS is a scalable network filesystem suitable for data-intensive tasks such as cloud storage and media streaming. GlusterFS is free and open source software and can utilize common off-the-shelf hardware. To learn more, please see the Gluster project home page.

Get Started: Quick Start/Installation Guide

Since Gluster can be used in different ways and for different tasks, it would be difficult to explain everything at once. We recommend that you follow the Quick Start Guide first. By utilizing a number of virtual machines, you will create a functional test setup to learn the basic concepts. You will then be much better equipped to read the more detailed Install Guide.

  • Quick Start Guide - Start here if you are new to Gluster!

  • Installation Guides describes the prerequisites and provides step-by-instructions to install GlusterFS on various operating systems.

  • Presentations related to Gluster from Conferences and summits.

More Documentation

  • Administration Guide - describes the configuration and management of GlusterFS.

  • GlusterFS Developer Guide - describes how you can contribute to this open source project; built through the efforts of its dedicated, passionate community.

  • Upgrade Guide - if you need to upgrade from an older version of GlusterFS.

  • Release Notes - Glusterfs Release Notes provides high-level insight into the improvements and additions that have been implemented in various Glusterfs releases.

  • GlusterFS Tools - Guides for GlusterFS tools.

  • Troubleshooting Guide - Guide for troubleshooting.

How to Contribute?

The Gluster documentation has its home on GitHub, and the easiest way to contribute is to use the "Edit on GitHub" link on the top right corner of each page. If you already have a GitHub account, you can simply edit the document in your browser, use the preview tab, and submit your changes for review in a pull request.

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