[PVE-User] ProxmoxVE 2 - sheepdog working?

Dietmar Maurer dietmar at proxmox.com
Wed Nov 2 06:20:11 CET 2011

>  sorry for asking newbie , but with reference to the email trail i thought asking in
> new thread it would be a good idea to ask it here.can any one tell me what are
> the key benefits of sheepdog. actually i read an small article about it. its a
> distributed storage. it divides a image in to fix size objects and place them on
> diffrent nodes.

Yes, it is a distributed, redundant storage.

> as per my understading VM images is stored in peaces on
> distributed nodes. but what is the benefit here. 

Data is stored on more than one node.

> actually what i see according to
> the following article is that if one node goes down then whole VM is going to
> crash. 

but you can start it again on another node.

> secondly i dont see any thing  improved other then disk IO (correct me if i
> am wrong) but how high avaiability works in speed dog.

Sheepdog is a storage provider, not a HA provider. 
For HA you need 'rgmanager' or tools like that.
- Dietmar

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