[PVE-User] LVM over ISCSI Bad performance

Harald Leithner leithner at itronic.at
Tue Jun 21 19:44:39 CEST 2016

Hi again^^,

I miss interpreted the benchmark result, with writeback cache is 5500 
MB/s so thats ok... with direct IO it gets about 100 MB/s

But I have still no clue how I could use multipath with proxmox web 



Am 21.06.2016 um 19:15 schrieb Harald Leithner:
> Hi,
> I have a MSA2312 connected with 1gbit to a 3 node PVE 4.2 Cluster.
> I managed to get ISCSI and LVM working and attached it to a VM.
> Atm I didn't manage to get multipath working with PVE because the
> Wikipage tells me how to create multipath (which works) but not how PVE
> uses it for LVM VGs... maybe someone give me a hint.
> Anyway the main problem is that fio only gives me a read performance of
> 5 mb/s if I attach a disk as virtio or scsi device with cache "Writeback".
> If I attach the same SAN Drive directly in the VM with iSCSI (with and
> without multipath) I get about 112 MB/s.
> I also get this speed on the pve host.
> I use:
> fio --filename=/dev/sdb --direct=1 --rw=read --bs=1m --size=20G
> --numjobs=200 --runtime=60 --group_reporting --name=file1
> for benchmarking.
> While benchmarking the VM I see 1300% cpu usage on the host (mainly sys
> time)
> Maybe someone has a idea?
> regards

Harald Leithner

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