[Gluster-users] Finding performance bottlenecks

Vincent Royer vincent at epicenergy.ca
Thu May 3 18:58:03 UTC 2018

It worries me how many threads talk about low performance.  I'm about to
build out a replica 3 setup and run Ovirt with a bunch of Windows VMs.

Are the issues Tony is experiencing "normal" for Gluster?  Does anyone here
have a system with windows VMs and have good performance?

*Vincent Royer*


On Wed, May 2, 2018 at 7:52 AM Tony Hoyle <tony at hoyle.me.uk> wrote:

> On 01/05/2018 02:27, Thing wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > So is the KVM or Vmware as the host(s)?  I basically have the same setup
> > ie 3 x 1TB "raid1" nodes and VMs, but 1gb networking.  I do notice with
> > vmware using NFS disk was pretty slow (40% of a single disk) but this
> > was over 1gb networking which was clearly saturating.  Hence I am moving
> > to KVM to use glusterfs hoping for better performance and bonding, it
> > will be interesting to see which host type runs faster.
> 1gb will always be the bottleneck in that situation - that's going too
> max out at the speed of a single disk or lower.  You need at minimum to
> bond interfaces and preferably go to 10gb to do that.
> Our NFS actually ends up faster than local disk because the read speed
> of the raid is faster than the read speed of the local disk.
> > Which operating system is gluster on?
> Debian Linux.  Supermicro motherboards, 24 core i7 with 128GB of RAM on
> the VM hosts.
> > Did you do iperf between all nodes?
> Yes, around 9.7Gb/s
> It doesn't appear to be raw read speed but iowait.  Under nfs load with
> multiple VMs I get an iowait of around 0.3%.  Under gluster, never less
> than 10% and glusterfsd is often the top of the CPU usage.  This causes
> a load average of ~12 compared to 3 over NFS, and absolutely kills VMs
> esp. Windows ones - one machine I set booting and it was still booting
> 30 minutes later!
> Tony
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