[PVE-User] Ceph and cold bootstrap...

Brian :: bc at iptel.co
Fri Sep 16 16:54:01 CEST 2016

When NFS hangs you practically need to get hostage negotiators in to
talk to a machine into rebooting (or use -f :)

If you are running critical production infra and suffering from power
failures then its not only CEPH that would have issues.

On Fri, Sep 16, 2016 at 1:02 PM, Adam Thompson <athompso at athompso.net> wrote:
> We've observed that if any of the nodes boot much faster or slower than the other nodes, this causes big problems with both CEPH and PVE, particularly with quorum issues.
> I've just finished switching a 9-node cluster to NFS because CEPH was too unreliable after repeated power failure crashes.
> Turns out powering off the last few nodes is hard because they've lost quorum by that point and hang during shutdown for longer than the UPSes last.
> Unless you have redundant power (I.e. generator) I'm not sure I would ever recommend a large PVE+CEPH cluster again.
> -Adam
> On September 16, 2016 4:36:41 AM CDT, Marco Gaiarin <gaio at sv.lnf.it> wrote:
>>Mandi! Fabian Grünbichler
>>  In chel di` si favelave...
>>> two ceph nodes, two mons and two osds are all way too few for a
>>> (production) ceph setup.
>>I know, this is my 'test' ceph cluster as stated... ;-)
>>> at least three nodes/mons (for quorum reasons),
>>> and multiple osds per storage node (for performance and failure
>>> are required.
>>Production, as planned, will have 3 nodes/mon, and 2 OSD per node.
>>I'm simply curious if starting a ceph cluster from cold iron could be a
>>common failure condition, or is a consequence of my little setup...
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