On Thu, Mar 22, 2018 at 3:31 PM, Sahina Bose <sab...@redhat.com> wrote:

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> On Mon, Mar 19, 2018 at 5:57 PM, Jayme <jay...@gmail.com> wrote:
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>> 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).
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>> 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?
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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

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>> 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?
>>
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> 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.
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>> Thanks!
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