[lustre-discuss] Quick ZFS pool question?
esr+lustre at mail.hebrew.edu
Thu Oct 13 09:32:17 PDT 2016
On Fri, Oct 7, 2016 at 9:16 AM, Xiong, Jinshan <jinshan.xiong at intel.com>
> > On Oct 6, 2016, at 2:04 AM, Phill Harvey-Smith <
> p.harvey-smith at warwick.ac.uk> wrote:
> > Hi all,
> > Having tested a simple setup for lustre / zfs, I'd like to trey and
> replicate on the test system what we currently have on the production
> system, which uses a much older version of lustre (2.0 IIRC).
> > Currently we have a combined mgs / mds node and a single oss node. we
> have 3 filesystems : home, storage and scratch.
> > The MGS/MDS node currently has the mgs on a seperate block device and
> the 3 mds on a combined lvm volume.
> > The OSS has an ost each (on a separate disks) for scratch and home and
> two ost for storage.
> > If we migrate this setup to a ZFS based one, will I need to create a
> separate zpool for each mdt / mgt / oss or will I be able to create a
> single zpool and split it up between the individual mdt / oss blocks, if so
> how do I tell each filesystem how big it should be?
> We strongly recommend to create separate ZFS pools for OSTs, otherwise
> grant, which is a Lustre internal space reserve algorithm, won’t work
> It’s possible to create a single zpool for MDTs and MGS, and you can use
> ‘zfs set reservation=<space> <target>’ to reserve spaces for different
I thought ZFS was only recommended for OSTs and not for MDTs/MGS?
> > Cheers.
> > Phill.
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