[Gluster-users] Usage Case: just not getting the performance I was hoping for

Brian Candler B.Candler at pobox.com
Fri Mar 16 21:26:35 UTC 2012

On Fri, Mar 16, 2012 at 02:02:26PM -0500, D. Dante Lorenso wrote:
> I'm really hoping for something like a pfSense distro that wraps
> gluster up in a nice web GUI.  It'd be great to have an
> appliance-like OS that just works out of the box with a couple
> clicks.  But that takes time, I understand, ... and I'll be patient
> :-)

Well, there is the official Redhat storage appliance - but since they don't
publish a list price (that I can find), I am assuming it is too expensive to
be worth considering. In any case, it would likely force me down paths I
don't want to go, like huge 48-drive chasses that take three people to lift.

> Meanwhile, I'm gonna keep working with Gluster and see if I can get
> the performance.  Recently I converted to using Linux Raid 10 on 4
> 1TB drives and now I'm getting 310 MB/s write speed to my brick
> using "dd" test.  That's looking better and getting closer to maxing
> out a 1GbE link.

310 MB/s = 2.6 Gbps, so you have more than maxed out a 1G link. Time for you
to buy some 10G NICs :-)



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