[Openstack-operators] ElasticSearch on OpenStack

Jeremy Stanley fungi at yuggoth.org
Tue Sep 6 18:11:01 UTC 2016

On 2016-09-06 17:49:08 +0000 (+0000), Randall, Nathan X wrote:
> For the storage backing Elasticsearch data nodes, we have been
> using one 500GB Cinder volume (backed by a Ceph cluster built from
> DL380s filled with 1.2TB 10k SAS drives) per data node. However,
> we've found that a VM with 8 vCPU and 64GB RAM can make use of
> more than 500GB disk capacity without bottlenecking on CPU or
> memory, so we are experimenting with 1TB or 1.5TB options per data
> node.

As a point of comparison, the 6 ES cluster members OpenStack Infra
is using are a 60GiB RAM/16 vCPU flavor in Rackspace's DFW region
and each of them has a 1TiB Cinder SATA volume formatted ext4 (~50%
full). You can see system utilization metrics for one of those at
(though we're apparently missing a graph for the
/var/lib/elasticsearch filesystem).
Jeremy Stanley

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