Storage cluster architecture

The fundamental component of Virtuozzo Hybrid Infrastructure is a storage cluster, a group of physical servers interconnected by the network. The core storage comprises server disks, which are assigned one or more roles. Typically, each server in the cluster runs core storage services that correspond to the following disk roles:

  • Supplementary roles:

Along with the core storage services, servers run storage access points that allow top-level virtualization and storage services to access the storage cluster.

In addition, a server joined to the storage cluster can run neither metadata nor chunk services. In this case, the node will run only storage access points and serve as a storage cluster client.