Quality of Service


Quality of Service policies allow to flexibly define the performance level for a given entity (e.g. a pool or a dataset).

Performance upper limit can be set in IOPS / FOPS (for volumes or filesystems, respectively) or in bandwidth (Mbps, Gbps, etc). Also, a burst can be defined, to allow the limits be exceeded for short periods.


The QosPolicy is an object, which has the same fields as the corresponding InfiniBox object. Creating a policy is done by using the create method:

>>> qos_policy = system.qos_policies.create(type='volume', max_ops=1000, name='my_policy')

The ‘type’ field must be one of: ‘volume’, ‘filesystem’, ‘pool_volume’, ‘pool_filesystem’.


QosPolicy fields can be accessed, modified, queried and deleted in the same manner as any other InfiniSDK object:

>>> qos_policy.get_max_ops()
>>> qos_policy.update_max_bps(10000000)
>>> qos_policy.get_max_bps()
>>> from infinisdk import Q
>>> print(', '.join([policy.get_name() for policy in system.qos_policies.find(Q.max_bps >= 1000).to_list()]))
>>> qos_policy.delete()

Entities Assignment

An assignment of a QosPolicy object to a pool or a dataset can be done in two ways. The first one is by referencing the QoS policy object:

>>> qos_policy = system.qos_policies.create(type='volume', max_ops=1000, name='my_policy')
>>> qos_policy.assign_entity(volume)

The second one is by referencing the entity object and calling assign_qos_policy.

A pool can be assigned to 2 QoS policies - one for volumes, and another one for filesystems, which do not override each other:

>>> qos_policy_1 = system.qos_policies.create(type='pool_volume', max_ops=132, burst_enabled=False, name='vol_policy')
>>> qos_policy_2 = system.qos_policies.create(type='pool_filesystem', max_ops=132, burst_enabled=False, name='fs_policy')
>>> pool.assign_qos_policy(qos_policy_1)
>>> pool.assign_qos_policy(qos_policy_2)
>>> print(', '.join([policy.get_name() for policy in pool.get_qos_policies()]))
vol_policy, fs_policy


QoS Policy of a dataset can be retrieved by using the get_qos_policy method:

>>> print(volume.get_qos_policy().get_name())

A dataset can also have a shared QoS policy, from its pool:

>>> print(volume.get_qos_shared_policy().get_name())

As a pool can have 2 policies, the get_qos_policies() method is used.

Also, these convenience methods exist:

>>> print(pool.get_filesystem_qos_policy().get_name())
>>> print(pool.get_volume_qos_policy().get_name())

It is possible to get all entities assigned to a QoS policy, using get_assigned_entities():

>>> print(', '.join([entity.get_name() for entity in qos_policy.get_assigned_entities()]))


As with assignment, clearing QoS policies can also be done in two ways:

>>> volume.unassign_qos_policy(qos_policy)
>>> volume.assign_qos_policy(qos_policy)
>>> qos_policy.unassign_entity(volume)

For pools:

>>> pool.unassign_qos_policy(qos_policy_2)
>>> pool.unassign_qos_policies()


Retrieving all existing QoS policies in the system:

>>> system.qos_policies.get_all()
<Query /api/rest/qos/policies>