Rate-limit volume copy bandwidth¶
When you create a new volume from an image or an existing volume, or when you upload a volume image to the Image service, large data copy may stress disk and network bandwidth. To mitigate slow down of data access from the instances, OpenStack Block Storage supports rate-limiting of volume data copy bandwidth.
Configure volume copy bandwidth limit¶
To configure the volume copy bandwidth limit, set the
volume_copy_bps_limit option in the configuration groups for each
back end in the
cinder.conf file. This option takes the integer of
maximum bandwidth allowed for volume data copy in byte per second. If
this option is set to
0, the rate-limit is disabled.
While multiple volume data copy operations are running in the same back end, the specified bandwidth is divided to each copy.
cinder.conf configuration file to limit volume copy bandwidth
lvmdriver-1 up to 100 MiB/s:
[lvmdriver-1] volume_group=cinder-volumes-1 volume_driver=cinder.volume.drivers.lvm.LVMVolumeDriver volume_backend_name=LVM volume_copy_bps_limit=104857600
This feature requires libcgroup to set up blkio cgroup for disk I/O bandwidth limit. The libcgroup is provided by the cgroup-tools package in Debian and Ubuntu, or by the libcgroup-tools package in Fedora, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, CentOS, openSUSE, and SUSE Linux Enterprise.
Some back ends which use remote file systems such as NFS are not supported by this feature.