Assume you have an oVirt cluster with hundreds of VM networks. Now you add a
new host to the cluster. In order for it to move to the
it must have all required networks attached to it. The easiest way to do it is
to attach networks to a label, and then place that label on a NIC of the added
host. However, if there are too many networks, Engine could fail to setup them
all at once. This is caused by a slow VDSM setupNetworks call that is not able
to finish within the 180 seconds long
vdsTimeout of Engine.
VDSM performance changes would be included in ovirt-4.2, currently in ovirt-master.
Initscripts performance patch is targeted for EL 7.5.
The following table shows maximal number of networks that can be handled within the vdsTimeout. The measured setupNetworks command handles one network with static IP and N VLAN+bridge networks with no IP. Edit covered a move of all networks from one NIC to another.
Please note that given numbers are for reference only.
|ovirt-4.2 and patched initscripts||350||138s||176s||89s|
|ovirt-4.1 and patched initscripts||215||111s||172s||79s|
The best improvement could be achieved with the initiscripts patch. It is not distributed in repositories yet, but you can apply it manually without much effort. However, even with bare ovirt-4.2 there is a significant speed-up.