On Wed, Sep 6, 2017 at 6:08 PM, Abi Askushi <rightkickt...@gmail.com> wrote:

> For a first idea I use:
>
> dd if=/dev/zero of=testfile bs=1GB count=1
>

This is an incorrect way to test performance, for various reasons:
1. You are not using oflag=direct , thus not using DirectIO, but using
cache.
2. It's unrealistic - it is very uncommon to write large blocks of zeros
(sometimes during FS creation or wiping). Certainly not 1GB
3. It is a single thread of IO - again, unrealistic for VM's IO.

I suggest using fio and such. See https://github.com/pcuzner/fio-tools for
example.


>
> When testing on the gluster mount point using above command I hardly get
> 10MB/s. (On the same time the network traffic hardly reaches 100Mbit).
>
> When testing our of the gluster (for example at /root) I get 600 -
> 700MB/s.
>

That's very fast - from 4 disks doing RAID5? Impressive (unless you use
caching!). Are those HDDs or SSDs/NVMe?


>
> When I mount the gluster volume with NFS and test on it I get 90 - 100
> MB/s, (almost 10x from gluster results) which is the max I can get
> considering I have only 1 Gbit network for the storage.
>
> Also, when using glusterfs the general VM performance is very poor and
> disk write benchmarks show that is it at least 4 times slower then when the
> VM is hosted on the same data store when NFS mounted.
>
> I don't know why I hitting such a significant performance penalty, and
> every possible tweak that I was able to find out there did not make any
> difference on the performance.
>
> The hardware I am using is pretty decent for the purposes intended:
> 3 nodes, each node having with 32 MB of RAM, 16 physical CPU cores, 2 TB
> of storage in RAID5 (4 disks), of which 1.5 TB are sliced for the data
> store of ovirt where VMs are stored.
>

You have not mentioned your NIC speeds. Please ensure all work well, with
10g.
Is the network dedicated for Gluster traffic? How are they connected?


>
> The gluster configuration is the following:
>

Which version of Gluster are you using?


>
> Volume Name: vms
> Type: Replicate
> Volume ID: 4513340d-7919-498b-bfe0-d836b5cea40b
> Status: Started
> Snapshot Count: 0
> Number of Bricks: 1 x (2 + 1) = 3
> Transport-type: tcp
> Bricks:
> Brick1: gluster0:/gluster/vms/brick
> Brick2: gluster1:/gluster/vms/brick
> Brick3: gluster2:/gluster/vms/brick (arbiter)
> Options Reconfigured:
> nfs.export-volumes: on
> nfs.disable: off
> performance.readdir-ahead: on
> transport.address-family: inet
> performance.quick-read: off
> performance.read-ahead: off
> performance.io-cache: off
> performance.stat-prefetch: on
>

I think this should be off.


> performance.low-prio-threads: 32
> network.remote-dio: off
>

I think this should be enabled.


> cluster.eager-lock: off
> cluster.quorum-type: auto
> cluster.server-quorum-type: server
> cluster.data-self-heal-algorithm: full
> cluster.locking-scheme: granular
> cluster.shd-max-threads: 8
> cluster.shd-wait-qlength: 10000
> features.shard: on
> user.cifs: off
> storage.owner-uid: 36
> storage.owner-gid: 36
> network.ping-timeout: 30
> performance.strict-o-direct: on
> cluster.granular-entry-heal: enable
> features.shard-block-size: 64MB
>

I'm not sure if this should not be 512MB.  I don't remember the last
resolution on this.
Y.


> performance.client-io-threads: on
> client.event-threads: 4
> server.event-threads: 4
> performance.write-behind-window-size: 4MB
> performance.cache-size: 1GB
>
> In case I can provide any other details let me know.
>

What is your tuned profile?


> At the moment I already switched to gluster based NFS but I have a similar
> setup with 2 nodes  where the data store is mounted through gluster (and
> again relatively good hardware) where I might check any tweaks or
> improvements on this setup.
>
> Thanx
>
>
> On Wed, Sep 6, 2017 at 5:32 PM, Yaniv Kaul <yk...@redhat.com> wrote:
>
>>
>>
>> On Wed, Sep 6, 2017 at 3:32 PM, Abi Askushi <rightkickt...@gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>
>>> Hi All,
>>>
>>> I've playing with ovirt self hosted engine setup and I even use it to
>>> production for several VM. The setup I have is 3 server with gluster
>>> storage in replica 2+1 (1 arbiter).
>>> The data storage domain where VMs are stored is mounted with gluster
>>> through ovirt. The performance I get for the VMs is very low and I was
>>> thinking to switch and mount the same storage through NFS instead of
>>> glusterfs.
>>>
>>
>> I don't see how it'll improve performance.
>> I suggest you share the gluster configuration (as well as the storage HW)
>> so we can understand why the performance is low.
>> Y.
>>
>>
>>>
>>> The only think I am hesitant is how can I ensure high availability of
>>> the storage when I loose one server? I was thinking to have at /etc/hosts
>>> sth like below:
>>>
>>> 10.100.100.1 nfsmount
>>> 10.100.100.2 nfsmount
>>> 10.100.100.3 nfsmount
>>>
>>> then use nfsmount as the server name when adding this domain through
>>> ovirt GUI.
>>> Are there any other more elegant solutions? What do you do for such
>>> cases?
>>> Note: gluster has the back-vol-file option which provides a lean way to
>>> have redundancy on the mount point and I am using this when mounting with
>>> glusterfs.
>>>
>>> Thanx
>>>
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>>
>
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