AWS gp3 volumes


Add a gp3 drive

To add a gp3 drive, enter the pxctl service drive add command with the -s option, specifying the following:

  • type=gp3
  • size= with a size value
  • iops= with your desired iops value
pxctl service drive add -s "type=gp3,size=200,iops=3500"
Adding drives may make storage offline for the duration of the operation.
Are you sure you want to proceed ? (Y/N): y

Upgrade a gp2 drive to a gp3 drive

Perform the following steps to upgrade your existing AWS cloud drives from gp2 to gp3:

  1. Find the EBS volume ID of the volume you want to convert by running the following pxctl clouddrive inspect command, specifying the --node-id of the node where your volume is attached:

    pxctl clouddrive inspect --node <px-node-id>
    Drive Set Configuration
    Number of drives in the Drive Set:  2
    NodeID:  ee906a47-f61d-4acc-ac65-987d406fbc14
    NodeIndex:  0
    InstanceID:  i-0ea9e24fe13f6e1b9
    Zone:  us-east-1b
    State:  In Use
    Labels:  map[]
    
    Drive  0
        ID:  vol-0e67322e9bcccfacd
        Type:  gp2
        Size:  150 Gi
        Iops:  450
        Path:  /dev/nvme2n1
        Used for:  kvdb
    
    Drive  1
        ID:  vol-0b181a78f74d37ea5
        Type:  gp2
        Size:  500 Gi
        Iops:  1500
        Path:  /dev/nvme1n1
        Used for:  data
  2. Using the AWS CLI or AWS console, convert the volume type:

    aws ec2 modify-volume --volume-type gp3 --volume-id vol-0c0accbf72047052e
    {
        "VolumeModification": {
            "VolumeId": "vol-0c0accbf72047052e",
            "ModificationState": "modifying",
            "TargetSize": 150,
            "TargetIops": 3000,
            "TargetVolumeType": "gp3",
            "OriginalSize": 150,
            "OriginalIops": 450,
            "OriginalVolumeType": "gp2",
            "Progress": 0,
            "StartTime": "2021-06-29T10:52:43+00:00"
        }
    }
  3. Once you’ve successfully converted the volume type, make the Portworx node aware of the volume type change by cycling it through maintenance mode:

    pxctl service maintenance --enter
    This is a disruptive operation, PX will restart in maintenance mode.
    Are you sure you want to proceed ? (Y/N): y
    Entering Maintenance mode...
    pxctl service maintenance --exit
    Exiting Maintenance mode...

    Repeat this process on all nodes where converted EBS volumes are attached.

  4. Verify volume type in output of pxctl cd inspect --node <px node-id> command.

    pxctl clouddrive inspect --node ee906a47-f61d-4acc-ac65-987d406fbc14
    Drive Set Configuration
    Number of drives in the Drive Set:  2
    NodeID:  ee906a47-f61d-4acc-ac65-987d406fbc14
    NodeIndex:  0
    InstanceID:  i-0ea9e24fe13f6e1b9
    Zone:  us-east-1b
    State:  In Use
    Labels:  map[]
    
    Drive  0
        ID:  vol-0e67322e9bcccfacd
        Type:  gp3
        Size:  150 Gi
        Iops:  450
        Path:  /dev/nvme2n1
        Used for:  kvdb
    
    Drive  1
        ID:  vol-0b181a78f74d37ea5
        Type:  gp3
        Size:  500 Gi
        Iops:  1500
        Path:  /dev/nvme1n1
        Used for:  data

    Repeat this process on all nodes where converted EBS volumes are attached.


Last edited: Friday, Jul 30, 2021