[ClusterLabs] question about equal resource distribution
kgaillot at redhat.com
Fri Feb 17 16:18:11 UTC 2017
On 02/17/2017 08:43 AM, Ilia Sokolinski wrote:
> Thank you!
> What quantity does pacemaker tries to equalize - number of running resources per node or total stickiness per node?
> Suppose I have a bunch of web server groups each with IPaddr and apache resources, and a fewer number of database groups each with IPaddr, postgres and LVM resources.
> In that case, does it mean that 3 web server groups are weighted the same as 2 database groups in terms of distribution?
By default, pacemaker simply chooses the node with the fewest resources
when placing a resource (subject to your constraints, of course).
However you can have much more control if you want:
>> On Feb 17, 2017, at 2:58 AM, Kristoffer Grönlund <deceiver.g at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Ilia Sokolinski <ilia at clearskydata.com> writes:
>>> Suppose I have a N node cluster where N > 2 running m*N resources. Resources don’t have preferred nodes, but since resources take RAM and CPU it is important to distribute them equally among the nodes.
>>> Will pacemaker do the equal distribution, e.g. m resources per node?
>>> If a node fails, will pacemaker redistribute the resources equally too, e.g. m * N/(N-1) per node?
>>> I don’t see any settings controlling this behavior in the documentation, but perhaps, pacemaker tries to be “fair” by default.
>> Yes, pacemaker tries to allocate resources evenly by default, and will
>> move resources when nodes fail in order to maintain that.
>> There are several different mechanisms that influence this behaviour:
>> * Any placement constraints in general influence where resources are
>> * You can set resource-stickiness to a non-zero value which determines
>> to which degree Pacemaker prefers to leave resources running where
>> they are. The score is in relation to other placement scores, like
>> constraint scores etc. This can be set for individual resources or
>> globally. 
>> * If you have an asymmetrical cluster, resources have to be manually
>> allocated to nodes via constraints, see 
>> : http://clusterlabs.org/doc/en-US/Pacemaker/1.1-pcs/html-single/Pacemaker_Explained/index.html#s-resource-options
>> : http://clusterlabs.org/doc/en-US/Pacemaker/1.1-pcs/html-single/Pacemaker_Explained/index.html#_asymmetrical_opt_in_clusters
>>> Ilia Sokolinski
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