[Gluster-users] Slow performance of gluster volume

Abi Askushi rightkicktech at gmail.com
Mon Sep 4 23:02:10 UTC 2017

Hi all,

I have a gluster volume used to host several VMs (managed through oVirt).
The volume is a replica 3 with arbiter and the 3 servers use 1 Gbit network
for the storage.

When testing with dd (dd if=/dev/zero of=testfile bs=1G count=1
oflag=direct) out of the volume (e.g. writing at /root/) the performance of
the dd is reported to be ~ 700MB/s, which is quite decent. When testing the
dd on the gluster volume I get ~ 43 MB/s which way lower from the previous.
When testing with dd the gluster volume, the network traffic was not
exceeding 450 Mbps on the network interface. I would expect to reach near
900 Mbps considering that there is 1 Gbit of bandwidth available. This
results having VMs with very slow performance (especially on their write

The full details of the volume are below. Any advise on what can be tweaked
will be highly appreciated.

Volume Name: vms
Type: Replicate
Volume ID: 4513340d-7919-498b-bfe0-d836b5cea40b
Status: Started
Snapshot Count: 0
Number of Bricks: 1 x (2 + 1) = 3
Transport-type: tcp
Brick1: gluster0:/gluster/vms/brick
Brick2: gluster1:/gluster/vms/brick
Brick3: gluster2:/gluster/vms/brick (arbiter)
Options Reconfigured:
cluster.granular-entry-heal: enable
performance.strict-o-direct: on
network.ping-timeout: 30
storage.owner-gid: 36
storage.owner-uid: 36
user.cifs: off
features.shard: on
cluster.shd-wait-qlength: 10000
cluster.shd-max-threads: 8
cluster.locking-scheme: granular
cluster.data-self-heal-algorithm: full
cluster.server-quorum-type: server
cluster.quorum-type: auto
cluster.eager-lock: enable
network.remote-dio: off
performance.low-prio-threads: 32
performance.stat-prefetch: off
performance.io-cache: off
performance.read-ahead: off
performance.quick-read: off
transport.address-family: inet
performance.readdir-ahead: on
nfs.disable: on
nfs.export-volumes: on

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