[DRBD-user] Linstor Cluster Limits
kvapss at gmail.com
Mon Jun 17 22:47:55 CEST 2019
Thanks a lot for the detailed answer!
On Mon, Jun 17, 2019 at 7:25 PM Robert Altnoeder
<robert.altnoeder at linbit.com> wrote:
> We have not reached the practical limit so far, and the theoretical
> limits are not practically realistic. The theoretical absolute limit on
> the number of nodes and the number of resources is somewhat more than 2
> billion each. For DRBD resources, the maximum number of resources is
> limited by the size of the TCP/IP port number pool, since each DRBD
> resource is assigned a unique TCP/IP port number. Assuming that each
> resource has at least one volume, the maximum number of resources of
> each type is normally somewhat more than 1 million per resource type,
> due to operating system limitations on the number of devices per device
> driver type. For DRBD, the maximum number of volumes per resource is
> 65534, and the maximum number of volumes for all resources is ~ 1 million.
> We have some partners who work on fairly large clusters, but I do not
> have exact numbers, so I would have to ask what the exact number of
> nodes and resources is.
> In our own test environment, we have run clusters with about 50 nodes,
> and we have run configurations with more than 2000 resource definitions
> and more than 4500 resources per cluster (all of those were replicated
> DRBD resources, not just local volumes). This was close to the practical
> limit of network traffic between DRBD resources on a single network
> interface (so that replication connection may become unreliable due to
> network traffic overload), but it works normally if that traffic is
> distributed using multiple network interfaces (or alternatively, a
> single faster one, of course).
> Anyhow, knowing the exact limits in LINSTOR only rules out LINSTOR's
> software logic as the source of a problem, but since most of the
> external environment that LINSTOR runs in - operating system, device
> drivers, utilities, filesystems, etc. - was not designed with
> determinism in mind. There is simply no culture of knowing the exact
> limitations of all the components and making sure that their
> implementations correctly and consistently implement them. As a result,
> the actual limits of the system as a whole are unknown.
> On 6/17/19 4:48 PM, kvaps wrote:
> > Hello,
> > Is there any known limits for the single linstor cluster?
> > How much nodes and resources can be created within the same cluster?
> > What is largest deployment do you have in your experience?
> > Thank in advance!
> > - kvaps
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