System Congestion

This page describes possible congestion issues in the WekaIO system.

Overview

The WekaIO system is built to be very efficient, provide maximum performance and saturate the network links.

In some situations, the system itself may slow down IOs when reaching some limits (or even block new IOs at higher limits) until the congested resource is relieved. Such situations may be transient and the issue will be resolved on its own after a short time. However, there are also cases that suggest an issue that needs to be addressed, such as a workload maxing out the resources of the cluster. In such cases, the cluster resources must be expanded, as described in Expanding & Shrinking Cluster Resources. Contact the WekaIO Support Team for more information on this.

System Congestion Events/Alerts

The WekaIO system can issue several types of congestion events/alerts:

Type

Description

Actions

FIBERS

Extreme load of concurrent system operations on a node

This is usually a transient situation due to load on them system. If the load is consistent and the problem persists, add more resources (hosts/cores), as described in Adding a Backend Host or Addition of CPU cores.

DESTAGER

Too many pending IOs are waiting to be written for a specific node

This is usually a transient situation due to load on them system. If the load is consistent and the problem persists, add more hosts to the cluster as described in Adding a Backend Host, or expand the host resources as described in Expansion of Specific Resources.

SSD

Too many pending IOs to the SSD

If there is a single SSD, it is probably faulty and needs to be replaced. If there are multiple SSDs, the load on the system is too high. To handle such a load, more SSDs should be added to the system, as described in Expansion of Specific Resources.

RAID_NOT_OK

More IO failures than can be handled have occurred, and IOs cannot be served

Make sure to bring up any host that might be down. If all hosts are up, contact the WekaIO Support Team.

XDESTAGE

Auxiliary cluster resources are low

This is usually a transient situation due to load on the system. If the load is consistent and the problem persists, add more hosts to the cluster as described in Adding a Backend Host, or consult the WekaIO Support Team.