I would go with at least 4 HDDs per host in RAID 10. Then focus on network
performance where bottleneck usualy is for gluster.



On Sat, Mar 24, 2018, 00:44 Jayme <jay...@gmail.com> wrote:

> Do you feel that SSDs are worth the extra cost or am I better off using
> regular HDDs?  I'm looking for the best performance I can get with glusterFS
>
> On Fri, Mar 23, 2018 at 12:03 AM, Manoj Pillai <mpil...@redhat.com> wrote:
>
>>
>>
>> On Thu, Mar 22, 2018 at 3:31 PM, Sahina Bose <sab...@redhat.com> wrote:
>>
>>>
>>>
>>> On Mon, Mar 19, 2018 at 5:57 PM, Jayme <jay...@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>
>>>> I'm spec'ing a new oVirt build using three Dell R720's w/ 256GB.  I'm
>>>> considering storage options.  I don't have a requirement for high amounts
>>>> of storage, I have a little over 1TB to store but want some overhead so I'm
>>>> thinking 2TB of usable space would be sufficient.
>>>>
>>>> I've been doing some research on Micron 1100 2TB ssd's and they seem to
>>>> offer a lot of value for the money.  I'm considering using smaller cheaper
>>>> SSDs for boot drives and using one 2TB micron SSD in each host for a
>>>> glusterFS replica 3 setup (on the fence about using an arbiter, I like the
>>>> extra redundancy replicate 3 will give me).
>>>>
>>>> My question is, would I see a performance hit using only one drive in
>>>> each host with glusterFS or should I try to add more physical disks.  Such
>>>> as 6 1TB drives instead of 3 2TB drives?
>>>>
>>>
>> It is possible. With SSDs the rpc layer can become the bottleneck with
>> some workloads, especially if there are not enough connections out to the
>> server side. We had experimented with a multi-connection model for this
>> reason:  https://review.gluster.org/#/c/19133/.
>>
>> -- Manoj
>>
>>>
>>> [Adding gluster-users for inputs here]
>>>
>>>
>>>> Also one other question.  I've read that gluster can only be done in
>>>> groups of three.  Meaning you need 3, 6, or 9 hosts.  Is this true?  If I
>>>> had an operational replicate 3 glusterFS setup and wanted to add more
>>>> capacity I would have to add 3 more hosts, or is it possible for me to add
>>>> a 4th host in to the mix for extra processing power down the road?
>>>>
>>>
>>> In oVirt, we support replica 3 or replica 3 with arbiter (where one of
>>> the 3 bricks is a low storage arbiter brick). To expand storage, you would
>>> need to add in multiples of 3 bricks. However if you only want to expand
>>> compute capacity in your HC environment, you can add a 4th node.
>>>
>>>
>>>> Thanks!
>>>>
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