[pve-devel] [PATCH docs] pveceph: reword memory precondition

Alwin Antreich a.antreich at proxmox.com
Mon Feb 17 15:02:14 CET 2020

and add the memory target for OSDs, included since Luminous. As well as
distinguish the memory usage between the OSD backends.

Signed-off-by: Alwin Antreich <a.antreich at proxmox.com>
 pveceph.adoc | 13 ++++++++++---
 1 file changed, 10 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)

diff --git a/pveceph.adoc b/pveceph.adoc
index b3bbadf..8dc8568 100644
--- a/pveceph.adoc
+++ b/pveceph.adoc
@@ -86,9 +86,16 @@ provide enough resources for stable and durable Ceph performance.
 Especially in a hyper-converged setup, the memory consumption needs to be
 carefully monitored. In addition to the intended workload from virtual machines
-and container, Ceph needs enough memory available to provide good and stable
-performance. As a rule of thumb, for roughly 1 TiB of data, 1 GiB of memory
-will be used by an OSD. OSD caching will use additional memory.
+and containers, Ceph needs enough memory available to provide excellent and
+stable performance.
+As a rule of thumb, for roughly **1 TiB of data, 1 GiB of memory** will be used
+by an OSD. Especially during recovery, rebalancing or backfilling.
+The daemon itself will use additional memory. The Bluestore backend of the
+daemon requires by default **3-5 GiB of memory** (adjustable). In contrast, the
+legacy Filestore backend uses the OS page cache and the memory consumption is
+generally related to PGs of an OSD daemon.
 We recommend a network bandwidth of at least 10 GbE or more, which is used

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