It is just the default configuration. What is your advice for the tuning of I/O 
performance?

For Gluster FS, actually I used Xenserver currently. I justed mounted the 
gluster as a NFS to XenHost to be used as a SR. Is there any way to use 
GlusterFS as a iscsi target ?

Thanks,
Cong


From: Donny Davis [mailto:do...@cloudspin.me]
Sent: Thursday, January 15, 2015 11:24 AM
To: Yue, Cong; users@ovirt.org
Subject: RE: [ovirt-users] Performance issue for GlusterFS as the block storage 
for VMs

I see.

So have you done any tuning for IO performance or are the configs straight out 
of the box. You also said you mounted the volume to a vm. Did you mount it as 
gluster or use the built in NFS??

Donny

From: Yue, Cong [mailto:cong_...@alliedtelesis.com]
Sent: Thursday, January 15, 2015 11:40 AM
To: Donny Davis; users@ovirt.org<mailto:users@ovirt.org>
Subject: RE: [ovirt-users] Performance issue for GlusterFS as the block storage 
for VMs

I am using iometer (http://www.iometer.org/) to test the IOPS from one of the 
vm.
As for IOPS is more trying to test the performance of block, rather than real 
file transfer.

In my environment, I am using 10Gbe to make two gluster nodes be replicated. 
And I mount it to vm as a volume. I tested the performance both for SAS and SSD.
This is my current result with iometer.

Test ID

Application

Block Size (Bytes)

Read/Write %

Random/Sequential %

I/O Performance Metrics

iscsi-hdd

iscsi-ssd

Guster,HDD

Gluster,SSD

1

Web File Server

4K

95%/5%

75%/25%

IOPS

195.28

2400.63

208.50

646.75

2

Web File Server

8K

95%/5%

75%/25%

IOPS

193.97

2225.73

179.89

649.93

3

Web File Server

64K

95%/5%

75%/25%

IOPS

180.50

1055.05

158.28

402.15

4

Database Online Transaction Processing

8K

70%/30%

100%/0%

IOPS

163.60

2415.90

132.13

308.46

5

Exchange Email

4K

67%/33%

100%/0%

IOPS

167.03

2685.33

145.92

294.56

6

OS Drive

8K

70%/30%

100%/0%

IOPS

163.60

2407.02

146.11

310.82

7

Decision Support System

1M

100%/0%

100%/0%

IOPS

74.24

207.42

81.14

112.20

8

File Server

8K

90%/10%

75%/25%

IOPS

191.20

2102.32

359.54

526.86

9

Video on Demand

512K

100%/0%

100%/0%

IOPS

100.32

327.19

136.66

162.48

10

Traffic Simulation

8K

50%/50%

75%/25%

IOPS

238.28

1923.91

301.05

297.70

11

Web Server Logging

8K

0%/100%

0%/100%

IOPS

3488.47

3644.33

290.33

282.04

12

SQL Server Logging

64K

0%/100%

0%/100%

IOPS

1423.29

1375.33

182.67

168.64

13

OS Paging

64K

90%/10%

0%/100%

IOPS

1215.74

1211.01

381.17

355.99

14

Media Streaming

64K

98%/2%

0%/100%

IOPS

1350.96

1365.22

457.28

455.49


The issue for GlusterFS I found is

-          It can not retain the nature of SSD and SAS, such as SAS is strong  
for sequential access. SSD is strong for random access.

-          In some case, especially for SSD, the performance is pretty bad.

Thanks,
Cong


From: Donny Davis [mailto:do...@cloudspin.me]
Sent: Thursday, January 15, 2015 10:27 AM
To: Yue, Cong; users@ovirt.org<mailto:users@ovirt.org>
Subject: RE: [ovirt-users] Performance issue for GlusterFS as the block storage 
for VMs

Do you have any metrics to give an idea of the difference. I am using NFS right 
now, and I am migrating to Gluster. I have the gluster system up, and I see 
that it seems to provision disks faster than my NFS. I haven't used any real 
measurement tools to get actual metrics, this is all perceived.

Do you have an operational gluster?
Do what are you using right now?

Donny D
cloudspin.me

From: users-boun...@ovirt.org<mailto:users-boun...@ovirt.org> 
[mailto:users-boun...@ovirt.org] On Behalf Of Yue, Cong
Sent: Thursday, January 15, 2015 10:57 AM
To: users@ovirt.org<mailto:users@ovirt.org>
Subject: [ovirt-users] Performance issue for GlusterFS as the block storage for 
VMs

Hi

I have one question about whether GlusterFS is the suitable solution to be used 
as the block storage for VMs.
The failure tolerant and scalability is good for GlusterFS, but in my test, it 
seems the iops is pretty bad. In some blog, it said, it is even with worse 
performance than normal NFS.
Should I use iscsi+drbd for the block storage for VMs.
Can somebody give some advice for this?

Thanks,
Cong

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