I'm doing a very similar build, the only difference really is I am using
SSDs instead of HDDs.   I have similar questions as you regarding expected
performance. Have you considered JBOD + NFS?   Putting a Gluster Replica 3
on top of RAID 10 arrays sounds very safe, but my gosh the capacity takes a
massive hit.  Am I correct in saying you will only get 4TB total usable
capacity out of 24TB worth of disks?  The cost per TB in that sort of
scenario is immense.

My plan is two 2TB SSDs per server in JBOD with a caching raid card, with
replica 3.  I would end up with the same 4TB total capacity using 12TB of

I think Replica 3 is safe enough that you could forgo the RAID 10. But I'm
talking from zero experience...  Would love others to chime in with their
opinions on both these setups.

*Vincent Royer*


On Thu, Apr 5, 2018 at 12:22 PM, Jayme <jay...@gmail.com> wrote:

> Thanks for your feedback.  Any other opinions on this proposed setup?  I'm
> very torn over using GlusterFS and what the expected performance may be,
> there seems to be little information out there.  Would love to hear any
> feedback specifically from ovirt users on hyperconverged configurations.
> On Thu, Apr 5, 2018 at 2:56 AM, Alex K <rightkickt...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> You should be ok with the setup.
>> I am running around 20 vms (linux and windows, small and medium size)
>> with the half of your specs. With 10G network replica 3 is ok.
>> Alex
>> On Wed, Apr 4, 2018, 16:13 Jayme <jay...@gmail.com> wrote:
>>> I'm spec'ing hardware for a 3-node oVirt build (on somewhat of a
>>> budget).  I plan to do 20-30 Linux VMs most of them very light weight + a
>>> couple of heavier hitting web and DB servers with frequent rsync backups.
>>> Some have a lot of small files from large github repos etc.
>>> 3X of the following:
>>> Dell PowerEdge R720
>>> 2x 2.9 GHz 8 Core E5-2690 (SR0L0)
>>> 256GB RAM
>>> PERC H710
>>> 2x10GB Nic
>>> Boot/OS will likely be two cheaper small sata/ssd in raid 1.
>>> Gluster bricks comprised of 4x2TB WD Gold 7200RPM SATA HDDs in RAID 10
>>> per server.  Using a replica 3 setup (and I'm thinking right now with no
>>> arbiter for extra redundancy, although I'm not sure what the performance
>>> hit may be as a result).  Will this allow for two host failure or just one?
>>> I've been really struggling with storage choices, it seems very
>>> difficult to predict the performance of glusterFS due to the variance in
>>> hardware (everyone is using something different).  I'm not sure if the
>>> performance will be adequate enough for my needs.
>>> I will be using an all ready existing Netgear XS716T 10GB switch for
>>> Gluster storage network.
>>> In addition I plan to build another simple glusterFS storage server that
>>> I can use to georeplicate the gluster volume to for DR purposes and use
>>> existing hardware to build an independent standby oVirt host that is able
>>> to start up a few high priority VMs from the georeplicated glusterFS volume
>>> if for some reason the primary oVirt cluster/glusterFS volume ever failed.
>>> I would love to hear any advice or critiques on this plan.
>>> Thanks!
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