[PVE-User] Infiniband as Network backend for Ceph&Proxmox

Fabrizio Cuseo f.cuseo at panservice.it
Sat Oct 7 17:36:37 CEST 2017

I have a 4 nodes cluster with PVE 4.4, 2 x 2Gb for management and cluster network, 2 x 2Gb for VMs network, 2 x Infiniband (10Gbit) active/passive bond for Ceph Network (with IP Over Infiniband).
with iperf, i have about 7/8Gbit speed. With ceph I have 6 x sata WD Gold datacenter disks, with journal on disk partition (no ssd), and i have not bad performances.

Regards, Fabrizio

----- Il 7-ott-17, alle 17:12, Phil Schwarz infolist at schwarz-fr.net ha scritto:

> Hi,
> able to rebuild a brand new cluster, i wonder about using as backend
> storage a bunch of 4 Mellanox ConnectX DDR with a Flextronics or
> Voltaire IB Switch.
> 1. Does this setup be supported ? I found a drbd doc related to IB, but
> not a ceph's one.
> 2. Should i use IPoIB or RDMA instead ? I'm not afraid of performances
> drawbacks with IPoIB (every node has a max of 5 disk).It'a a test
> lab/home use cluster.
> So, appart of being really fun, and really cheap (whole subsystem should
> be under 250€), i wonder of the potential use of such a huge network
> bandwidth.
> Does anyone use, with success, IB for Ceph & Proxmox ?
> Thanks
> Best regards
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