[heketi-devel] [heketi] Pre-existing GlusterFS cluster

Luis Pabon lpabon at gmail.com
Thu Jan 26 04:55:48 UTC 2017

I think that people keep asking because they want to continue what they

I think it would work better if you provide a set of requirements and
preconditions and the algorithm which satisfies what you would like to do.
Provide it here, and let's discuss it.  No code needed.

- Luis

On Wed, Jan 25, 2017 at 7:29 PM, Jose A. Rivera <jarrpa at redhat.com> wrote:

> On Wed, Jan 25, 2017 at 2:16 PM, Luis Pabon <lpabon at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hi José,
> >   This has been asked for many many times.  Heketi was designed to "rule
> > them all".  Heketi was never designed for systems that have been setup
> > already because the permutations of possibilities of configurations
> could be
> > extensive to figure out how to manage.  It is like creating a Ceph Rados
> > system by yourself, then asking the pool manager to figure out what you
> did.
> > If instead Ceph is viewed as a collection of the access+pool+storage and
> not
> > as individual parts, then it all works well and is predictable.  In the
> same
> > way, it should not be viewed as Heketi managing GlusterFS, but
> > Heketi/GlusterFS instead.  Once this view is accepted (which is what
> users
> > want, but old school gluster users have a hard time with), then what
> Heketi
> > currently does makes perfect sense.
> >
> > So, back to the question, no, Heketi does not and will never manage such
> a
> > model.  Any software that manages such a configuration would be hard to
> > productize and guarantee.  Can you make a hack that does it? Maybe, but
> > reliability and simplicity is what Heketi is after.
> >
> > Hope this answers your question.
> I know this has been asked more than once and I believe this keeps
> being asked for because the above is still an unsatisfactory answer.
> :) Already we are seeing new users asking for maintenance features
> that would be perfectly possible with Gluster but which are currently
> out of reach when going with heketi. I think focusing too hard on
> "simplicity" will quickly become limiting to heketi's desirability. It
> would seem to make more sense to go with a mindset of a tailored
> experience, with the ability to go in deeper if desired.
> There doesn't seem to be anything technically complicated about the
> idea that heketi could tolerate a peer probe coming back already
> satisfied, or that a node is removed without removing it from the peer
> list. I don't see how this would prove to be dangerous as long as we
> maintain the understanding that you are not to go in on the backend to
> mess with anything heketi is actively managing. This seems like
> something we could easily test, make reliable, and productize.
> --Jose
> > - Luis
> >
> > On Tue, Jan 24, 2017 at 12:24 PM, Jose A. Rivera <jarrpa at redhat.com>
> wrote:
> >>
> >> Hey Luis, et al.,
> >>
> >> I talked to Ashiq about $SUBJECT, and he raised some concerns.
> >> Apparently heketi can not load/import nodes that are already part of a
> >> Gluster cluster? E.g. if I have an existing cluster with all the nodes
> >> already peer probed, heketi will try to redo the probe and then fail
> >> when it comes back already in peer list? This seems odd to me, but if
> >> so sounds like a relatively easy thing to change. Thoughts?
> >>
> >> --Jose
> >
> >
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