Expansion of Specific Resources

This page provides the guidelines for expansion processes that only involve the addition of specific resources.

Dynamic Modifications

Most modifications to host configurations can be performed dynamically, without deactivating the host. Such configurations include the addition/removal of memory and network resources, changing IPs, extending network subnets and limiting the Weka system bandwidth on the host.

All these changes can be performed using the relevant weka cluster hostcommand. Once this command is used with a specific host-idselected, it will be staged for update on the cluster. To view the un-applied configuration, use the weka cluster host resources <host-id>command. To apply the changes, use the weka cluster host apply <host-ids> command. You can also apply these changes locally using the weka local resources apply command.

The last local configuration (of a host that successfully joined a cluster) is saved. If a failure/problem occurs with the new configuration, the host will automatically revert to the last known good configuration. To view this configuration, use theweka cluster host resources <host-id> --stable command.

Note: weka local restart of a host (such as an inactive host which is activated, reboot etc.) will implicitly apply the resources that are currently staged.

Memory Modifications

To dynamically change the memory configuration, use the steps described for the Configuration of Memory on an active host, followed by the weka cluster host apply command.

For Example: To change host-id 0 memory to 1.5 GB, run the following commands:

weka cluster host memory 0 1.5GB weka cluster host apply 0

Network Modifications

To dynamically change the network configuration, use the steps described for the Configuration of Networking on an active host, followed by theweka cluster host apply command.

For Example: To add another network device to host-id 0, run the following commands:

weka cluster host net add 0 --device=eth2 weka cluster host apply 0

Note: It is possible to accumulate several changes on a host and apply only once on completion.

Host IPs Modifications

To dynamically change the host's management IPs, you can use the management-ips resource editing command.

For Example: To change the management IPs onhost-id 0, run the following commands:

weka cluster host management-ips 192.168.1.10 192.168.1.20 weka cluster host apply 0

Note: The number of management IPs determines whether the host will use Highly Available Networking mode (HA), causing each IO process to use both hosts NICs. A host with 2 IPs will use HA mode and a host with only 1 IP will not use HA mode.

Local resources editing commands

It is also possible to run modification commands locally on the host by connecting to the desired host and running a local resources command equivalent to its weka cluster host counterpart. These local commands have the same semantics of their remote counterparts only that they don't receive the host-id as the first parameter and operate instead on the local host.

Commands that can be performed dynamically on an Active host:

weka local resources [--stable] weka local resources apply weka local resources net weka local resources net add weka local resources net remove weka local resources memory weka local resources bandwidth weka local resources management-ips weka local resources dedicate

The following commands cannot be performed on an Active host and require deactivating the host first using weka cluster host deactivate:

weka local resources failure-domain weka local resources cores

Addition of CPU Cores

The addition of CPU cores to the cluster is not performed dynamically but on an inactive host. It requires the execution of the steps described in Configuration of CPU Resources.

For more information, contact the WekaIO Support Team.

Expansion of Only SSDs

The addition of new SSDs only to existing servers requires the execution of the following stages: