Storage Tags

Overview

The storage tag feature enables the user to only use certain nodes or disks for storing Longhorn volume data. For example, performance-sensitive data can use only the high-performance disks which can be tagged as fast, ssd or nvme, or only the high-performance node tagged as baremetal.

This feature supports both disks and nodes.

Setup

The tag setup can be found at Longhorn UI:

  1. Node -> Select one node -> Edit Node and Disks
  2. Click +New Node Tag or +New Disk Tag to add new tags.

All the existing scheduled replica on the node or disk won't be affected by the new tags

Usage

When multiple tags are specified for a volume, the disk and the node (the disk belong to) must have all the specified tags to become usable.

UI

When creating a volume, specify the disk tag and node tag in the UI.

Kubernetes

Use Kubernetes StorageClass setting to specify tags.

For example:

kind: StorageClass
apiVersion: storage.k8s.io/v1
metadata:
  name: longhorn-fast
provisioner: rancher.io/longhorn
parameters:
  numberOfReplicas: "3"
  staleReplicaTimeout: "480"
  diskSelector: "ssd"
  nodeSelector: "storage,fast"

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