10.4. Storage Domain Limitations
Table 10.2. Storage Domain Limitations
|Storage Types|| |
Supported storage types are:
New ISO and export storage domains in Red Hat Virtualization 4.0 can be provided by any file-based storage (NFS, Posix or GlusterFS).
|Logical Unit Numbers (LUNs)||No more than 300 LUNs are permitted for each storage domain that is provided by iSCSI or FCP.|
|Logical Volumes (LVs)|| |
In Red Hat Virtualization, logical volumes represent virtual disks for virtual machines, templates, and virtual machine snapshots.
No more than 350 logical volumes are recommended for each storage domain that is provided by iSCSI or FCP. If the number of logical volumes in a given storage domain exceeds this number, splitting available storage into separate storage domains with no more than 350 logical volumes each is recommended.
The root cause of this limitation is the size of LVM metadata. As the number of logical volumes increases, the LVM metadata associated with those logical volumes also increases. When this metadata exceeds 1 MB in size, the performance of provisioning operations such as creating new disks or snapshots decreases, and lvextend operations for thinly provisioning a logical volume when running a QCOW disk take longer to run.
Further detail about logical volumes is available in https://access.redhat.com/solutions/441203.