Hi Colin,

I am in Portugal, so sorry for this late response. It is quite confusing for 
me, please consider:

1 - What if the RAID is done by the server's disk controller, not by software?

2 - For JBOD I am just using gdeploy to deploy it. However, I am not using the 
oVirt node GUI to do this.

3 - As the VM .qcow2 files are quite big, tiering would only help if made by an 
intelligent system that uses SSD for chunks of data not for the entire .qcow2 
file. But I guess this is a problem everybody else has. So, Do you know how 
tiering works in Gluster?

4 - I am putting the OS on the first disk. However, would you do differently?


From: Colin Coe <colin....@gmail.com>
Sent: Monday, August 7, 2017 4:48 AM
To: Moacir Ferreira
Cc: users@ovirt.org
Subject: Re: [ovirt-users] Good practices

1) RAID5 may be a performance hit-

2) I'd be inclined to do this as JBOD by creating a distributed disperse volume 
on each server.  Something like

echo gluster volume create dispersevol disperse-data 5 redundancy 2 \
$(for SERVER in a b c; do for BRICK in $(seq 1 5); do echo -e 
"server${SERVER}:/brick/brick-${SERVER}${BRICK}/brick \c"; done; done)

3) I think the above.

4) Gluster does support tiering, but IIRC you'd need the same number of SSD as 
spindle drives.  There may be another way to use the SSD as a fast cache.

Where are you putting the OS?

Hope I understood the question...


On Sun, Aug 6, 2017 at 10:49 PM, Moacir Ferreira 
<moacirferre...@hotmail.com<mailto:moacirferre...@hotmail.com>> wrote:

I am willing to assemble a oVirt "pod", made of 3 servers, each with 2 CPU 
sockets of 12 cores, 256GB RAM, 7 HDD 10K, 1 SSD. The idea is to use GlusterFS 
to provide HA for the VMs. The 3 servers have a dual 40Gb NIC and a dual 10Gb 
NIC. So my intention is to create a loop like a server triangle using the 40Gb 
NICs for virtualization files (VMs .qcow2) access and to move VMs around the 
pod (east /west traffic) while using the 10Gb interfaces for giving services to 
the outside world (north/south traffic).

This said, my first question is: How should I deploy GlusterFS in such oVirt 
scenario? My questions are:

1 - Should I create 3 RAID (i.e.: RAID 5), one on each oVirt node, and then 
create a GlusterFS using them?

2 - Instead, should I create a JBOD array made of all server's disks?

3 - What is the best Gluster configuration to provide for HA while not 
consuming too much disk space?

4 - Does a oVirt hypervisor pod like I am planning to build, and the 
virtualization environment, benefits from tiering when using a SSD disk? And 
yes, will Gluster do it by default or I have to configure it to do so?

At the bottom line, what is the good practice for using GlusterFS in small pods 
for enterprises?

You opinion/feedback will be really appreciated!


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