[Gluster-users] how to optimize performance on server side

Uwe Kastens kisteorg at googlemail.com
Sun Dec 26 18:58:34 UTC 2010


So you are working without hardware raid controller?  Are you using SAS or SATA? 



Am 26.12.2010 um 18:10 schrieb Udo Waechter:

> Hi,
> On 22.12.2010, at 19:21, Gotwalt, P. wrote:
>> I have 4 nodes with each 4 disks. I want to have the best performance so
>> I will make a stripe of these 4 servers. But how can I get the best
>> performance out of each server? 
>> 1 - Make a software stripe (with md raid0) over all the internal disks
>> and export this as 1 volume, and then
>> volume create performance-volume stripe 4 node1:/bigdisk node2:/bigdisk
>> node3:/bigdisk node4:/bigdisk
> Raid0? Seriously? - You know that 0 Data can be rescued if one of those disks crashes?
> We have 12disk RAID6 Storage servers with software RAID. 3 Gbit ports and performance is great.
> Adding each single disk via gluster is mainly a lot of typing work. Thus we decided to do the Software raid layer and use its management capabilities, then add glusterfs atop of that.
> I guess it depends on you workloads. Depending on the network links between you storage nodes and you client nodes, you might not need to tune a lot for speed. (If you have one single Gbit link and your lan is Gbit then Gbit is your bottleneck and not the raid-pattern....
> Here again raid0 would give you no performance gain at all.
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