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How does Element distributes volumes across the cluster nodes

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Element Software


  • QoS Min IOPS is the value that Element uses to balance volumes/slices across the cluster.
  • Each node in the cluster is balanced to have about the same number of total Min IOPS.

Additional Information

•  SolidFire provides recommendations based on volume statistics data for recent activity based on the past 2 weeks of performance data. Recommendations focus on QoS maximum and minimum guaranteed IOPS for a volume and are only visible in the UI when cluster improvements might be needed

Active IQ -> QoS Management -> Recommendations

  • To view the percent throttling for the nodes in the cluster, 

Active IQ -> QoS Management -> Node Throttling

  • For Information on QoS
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