[pve-devel] DRBD backward compatibility

Cesar Peschiera brain at click.com.py
Sun Sep 27 06:25:01 CEST 2015


Hi Dietmar

Please let me to do three questions about of the future of DRBD in PVE 4:

1- As i have installed DRBD 8.4.5 in my PVE nodes, and they are connected
together in NIC-to-NIC mode (also enabled with balance-rr in pairs of NICs,
jumbo frames, etc.).
So my question is if can i to have this same setup and work with the latest
version of DRBD in PVE?

Notes:
A) I don't use a network common for all the layer the storage (that would
be ideal, but also it would be too costly), so i need to have several DRBD
groups independents in each servers pair.
B) With this setup, i don't need to purchase NICs of 10 Gb/s nor Switches of
10 Gb/s for the layer the storage, and i obtain a very good performance.

2- As i have different setups for different pairs of servers and the DRBD
tuning is different according to Hardware used, i guess that the manual
configuration will be always available, right?

3- As always at principle, i do several tests of performance for know what 
is the best configuration, i guess that DRBD service can be started and 
stopped independently to other services, right?

(This message is a copy of DRBD mailing list)
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Dietmar Maurer" <dietmar at proxmox.com>
To: "Roland Kammerer" <roland.kammerer at linbit.com>;
<drbd-user at lists.linbit.com>
Sent: Saturday, September 12, 2015 8:52 AM
Subject: Re: [DRBD-user] drbdmange: howto configure default plugin in v0.49


>
>
>> On September 12, 2015 at 2:34 PM Roland Kammerer
>> <roland.kammerer at linbit.com>
>> wrote:
>>
>>
>> On Sat, Sep 12, 2015 at 02:23:32PM +0200, Dietmar Maurer wrote:
>> > > There is no best place other than storing this kind of information
>> > > cluster wide. Again, for you as developer, and only if the default
>> > > configuration does not fit you needs (e.g., non-default storage
>> > > plugin),
>> > > it is a _single_ API call.
>> >
>> > I don't understand this argumentation. I just want to change the
>> > default
>> > storage plugin, so that our users do not need to change that at all.
>> >
>> > So how can I do that?
>>
>> server.py:
>> CONF_DEFAULTS dictionary
>
> Thanks, that works. Many thanks for your fast help!
>
> - Dietmar
>
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