I agree that RAID is not required here by common sense. The only point to setup 
RAID is a lack of manageability of GlusterFS. So you just buy manageability for 
extra hardware cost and write performance in some scenarios. That is it.

On 08/08/2017, 16:24, "users-boun...@ovirt.org on behalf of FERNANDO FREDIANI" 
<users-boun...@ovirt.org on behalf of fernando.fredi...@upx.com> wrote:

    That's something on the way RAID works, regardless what most 
    'super-ultra' powerfull hardware controller you may have. RAID 5 or 6 
    will never have the same write performance as a RAID 10 o 0 for example. 
    Writeback caches can deal with bursts well but they have a limit 
    therefore there will always be a penalty compared to what else you could 
    If you have a continuous stream of data (a big VM deployment or a large 
    data copy) there will be a continuous write and that will likely fill up 
    the cache making the disks underneath the bottleneck.
    That's why on some other scenarios, like ZFS people have multiple groups 
    of RAID 6 (called RAIDZ2) so it improves the write speeds for these type 
    of scenarios.
    In the scenario given in this thread with just 3 servers, each with a 
    RAID 6 there will be a bare limit on the write performance specially for 
    streammed data for most powerfull your hardware controller can do 
    Also I agree the 40Gb NICs may not be used fully and 10Gb can do the job 
    well, but if they were available at the begining, why not use them.
    On 08/08/2017 03:16, Fabrice Bacchella wrote:
    >> Le 8 août 2017 à 04:08, FERNANDO FREDIANI <fernando.fredi...@upx.com> a 
écrit :
    >> Even if you have a Hardware RAID Controller with Writeback cache you 
will have a significant performance penalty and may not fully use all the 
resources you mentioned you have.
    > Nope again,from my experience with HP Smart Array and write back cache, 
write, that goes in the cache, are even faster that read that must goes to the 
disks. of course if the write are too fast and to big, they will over overflow 
the cache. But on todays controller they are multi-gigabyte cache, you must 
write a lot to fill them. And if you can afford 40Gb card, you can afford 
decent controller.
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