Ceph with NFS Export

carlosmp

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Since I posted the other day that we were going to attempt to setup the ceph/proxmox cluster and attempt to use NFS with ceph...has anyone tried this and succeeded/failed? I don't want to waste days/weeks trying to get this going if it's a fool's adventure and can avoid it.

TIA,

Carlos.
 

mo_

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Oct 27, 2011
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There should be no conceptual problem in doing such a thing. You have to be aware however, that this NFS system (baremetal/VM) will be a single point of failure if you do not plan on setting up a redundant NFS cluster. This would then introduce the problem that you need multiple RBDs for this cluster, each being stored 2-3 times on the ceph cluster (depending on your settings) so the net storage consumption on the Ceph side will ramp up very quickly.
 

skurtzemann

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Sep 8, 2014
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Hello,

I have a Virtual Machine with its disk on a Ceph pool for NFS. I tested multiple VMs for redundancy, but what I have is stable enough for what I need NFS for. It works fairly well.
Are you running the "Ceph/RBD over NFS" on a proxmox 3.2 node ?
 

Patrick Zippenfenig

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Mar 27, 2014
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Since I posted the other day that we were going to attempt to setup the ceph/proxmox cluster and attempt to use NFS with ceph...has anyone tried this and succeeded/failed? I don't want to waste days/weeks trying to get this going if it's a fool's adventure and can avoid it.
I tried KVM ceph rbd and exported NFS mounts (>50TB) and did not like it. Disadvantages:
- no failover
- bad performance
- complicated capacity extension
- not scalable

Sure, you can work around each problem, but it takes some time and effort. Currently I'm using ceph-fs (single mds is stable) mounted on each proxmox host and exported via simfs to openvz containers. Works like a charm with infiniband at reasonable performance. Not a single outage encountered. Looking forward to giant release, 3.10 kernel and rdma :)
Disadvantage: no local linux page cache -> don't put hot data on cephfs


Regards, Patrick
 

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