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Re: primary storage best practices?

Hi, Ivan:

I think one or more deployment planner for storage to handle automatic storage placement for new images is a good idea (when multiple primary storages are available).  But on top of that, letting admins to manually pick storage device (to override deployment planner selection) is also a good thing to have, giving that it is simply not possible for any deployment planner to handle all possible situations out there.


On 11/16/18, 10:49 AM, "Ivan Kudryavtsev" <kudryavtsev_ia@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

    Hi, Yiping. This is important feature especially for those, who use local
    storage deployments.
    But I don't think regular users must be able doing that. Admins may have
    that feature, but users must perceipt the cloud as incapsulated service
    with hidden topology. What they need is a deployment planner for a storage.
    The request itself is useful, but the feature design must fit every kind of
    cloud use case, not only yours.
    пт, 16 нояб. 2018 г., 13:10 Yiping Zhang yzhang@xxxxxxxxxxx:
    > It sounds like we have an enhancement/feature request here: to be able to
    > specify primary storage device where the new image to be created on when
    > calling deployVirtualMachine API.
    > Where should I file this request, in Github or the original Apache's
    > CloudStack Jira?
    > Yiping
    > On 11/15/18, 2:27 PM, "Andrija Panic" <andrija.panic@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
    >     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
    >     cluster.
    >     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
    >     pools...)
    >     Cheers
    >     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