[ceph-users] Low traffic Ceph cluster with consumer SSD.

Martin Verges martin.verges at croit.io
Sun Nov 25 23:13:58 PST 2018

Hello Anton,

we have some bad experience with consumer disks. They tend to fail quite
early and sometimes have extrem poor performance in Ceph workloads.
If possible, spend some money on reliable Samsung PM/SM863a SSDs. However a
customer of us uses the WD Blue 1TB SSDs and seems to be quite happy with.

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Am Sa., 24. Nov. 2018 um 18:10 Uhr schrieb Anton Aleksandrov <
anton at aleksandrov.eu>:

> Hello community,
> We are building CEPH cluster on pretty old (but free) hardware. We will
> have 12 nodes with 1 OSD per node and migrate data from single RAID5
> setup, so our traffic is not very intense, we basically need more space
> and possibility to expand it.
> We plan to have data on dedicate disk in each node and my question is
> about WAL/DB for Bluestore. How bad would it be to place it on
> system-consumer-SSD? How big risk is it, that everything will get
> "slower than using spinning HDD for the same purpose"? And how big risk
> is it, that our nodes will die, because of SSD lifespan?
> I am sorry, for such untechnical question.
> Regards,
> Anton.
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