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Re: primary storage best practices?

I believe (if not mistaken) that CloudStack will match first available
storage based on storage tags and availability, and will always choose
first storage pool, even though you have 3 of them available for particular
In this sense, you can not really balance load across multiple Primary
Storages... (I have actually just tested this, having 2 pools with same
storage tag, and deploying a few volumes - all of them were created on
first storage available...)

You could configure them with different storage tags, but not sure that
solves your problem - i.e. some Compute/Disk offerings will be targeting
NetApp Cluster1, some NetApp 2, some NetApp3 - but this is impractical.

Not sure if someone else can shred some light on this scenario ? (I could
atm imagine a very specific game with editing storage tags on storage_pool
via SQL (scheduled job), in order to "rotate" list of available storage


On Thu, 15 Nov 2018 at 23:01, Yiping Zhang <yzhang@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Hi, all:
> At my site, our currently practice is to have only one primary storage
> device for each CloudStack cluster, serving up to 500 disk volumes with
> total of 10 – 20TB disk space.  Now, we are replacing old NetApp clusters
> with new ones and moving to SSD disks,  so I need to recreate all my
> primary storage devices.
> I am thinking of configuring three primary storage volumes, each served by
> a different NetApp cluster,  for each CloudStack cluster to divide work
> load on the NetApp end, and to provide some storage redundancy in
> CloudStack.
> My question is when creating new VM instances,  how would I distribute new
> disk volumes on to different primary storage devices evenly and
> automatically?
> I am wondering how are other users configure their (NFS) primary storage
> devices?  What are your best practices in this area?
> Thanks
> Yiping


Andrija Panić