[PVE-User] osd replacement to bluestore or filestore

Ronny Aasen ronny+pve-user at aasen.cx
Mon Mar 2 09:25:06 CET 2020


On 29.02.2020 12:21, mj wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> We have a failing filestore OSD HDD in our pve 5.4 cluster on ceph 12.2.13.
> 
> I have ordered a replacement SSD, but we have the following doubt:
> 
> Should we now replace the filestore HDD (journal on an SSD) with a 
> bluestore SSD? Or should we keep the new SSD in filestore config, in 
> order to minimise the time we run in 'mixed mode'.
> 
> We have the intention to replace all filestore HDD OSDs with bluestore 
> SSDs, but not short term, starting in half year or so.
> 
> So the question is really: can we run mixed bluestore/filestore ceph 
> cluster for an extended period of time? Anything particular to consider?
> 

Many clusters have added new bluestore nodes, but not removed the 
filestore nodes until the servers reach end of life. so running mixed 
mode is not a problem.

The problem is perhaps mainly in the added complexity and making 
troubleshooting trickier. and the changes in performance patterns 
especially when you mix on a single node.


Ronny


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