Defining object storage classes

You can use up to four object storage classes for applications with different performance and redundancy requirements. The first storage class is set automatically during the S3 cluster creation. The other three classes you can define manually by using the ostor-ctl set-storage-class command.


To set a storage class

  1. Obtain the password for your storage cluster. For example:

    # vinfra cluster password show
    | Field    | Value   |
    | id       | 1       |
    | name     | cluster |
    | password | W3HMNq  |
  2. Find out the ID of the object storage volume. For example:

    # ostor-ctl get-config
    VOL_ID             TYPE     STATE
    0100000000000002   OBJ     READY
  3. Define a storage class specifying its name, the number of object servers it will include, and the required redundancy settings. When prompted, enter the password obtained in step 1. For example, to create the storage class 1 with 2 object servers and the redundancy scheme of 2 replicas for tier 1, run:

    # ostor-ctl set-storage-class -s /mnt/vstorage/vols/ostor/ -V 0100000000000002 \
    -C 1 -O 2 --vstorage-attr "replicas=2:1 tier=1"
    Please enter password for 'ostor-private.svc.vstoragedomain.':
    Storage 1 class is successfully assigned to services

    This command requires the following parameters:

    • -s: the path to the object storage directory
    • -V: the volume ID obtained in step 2
    • -C: the storage class name (can be 1–3)
    • -O: the number of object servers to create
    • --vstorage-attr: redundancy settings, where you can specify the desired tier, failure domain, and data redundancy scheme (refer to the vstorage set-attr help message)
  4. Check that the new storage class is set. For example, for the storage class 1, run:

    # vstorage get-attr /mnt/vstorage/vols/ostor/0100000000000002/services/sc1/
    connected to MDS#1
    Path: 'vstorage://hciHeat/vols/ostor/0100000000000002/services/sc1'

To change redundancy settings of a storage class

Use the ostor-ctl cfg-storage command. For example:

# ostor-ctl cfg-storage -r /mnt/vstorage/vols/ostor/0100000000000002/ -C 1 \
--vstorage-attr "replicas=3:2 tier=0"