longhorn VS zfs-localpv

Compare longhorn vs zfs-localpv and see what are their differences.


Cloud-Native distributed storage built on and for Kubernetes (by longhorn)


CSI Driver for dynamic provisioning of Persistent Local Volumes for Kubernetes using ZFS. (by openebs)
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longhorn zfs-localpv
27 3
3,325 157
5.5% 10.2%
8.6 8.1
about 5 hours ago 18 days ago
Shell Go
Apache License 2.0 Apache License 2.0
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Posts with mentions or reviews of longhorn. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-10-31.


Posts with mentions or reviews of zfs-localpv. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-10-31.
  • Building a "complete" cluster locally
    24 projects | reddit.com/r/kubernetes | 31 Oct 2021
    Ideas from my kubernetes experience: * Cert-Manager is very popular and almost a must-have if you terminate SSL inside the cluster * Backups using velero * A dashboard/UI is actually very helpful to quickly browse resources, client tools like k9s are fine too * Secret: Management: Bitnami Sealed Secrets is the second big project in that space * I would add Loki to aggregate Logs * Never heard of ory. Usually I see (dex)[https://dexidp.io/] or keycloak used for Authentication * I like to run OpenEBS as in-cluster storage. * Istio isn't compatible with the upcomming ServiceMeshInterface (i think), so the trend seem to go toward Linkerd * Some Operator to deploy your favorite Database, is also a nice learning exercise.
  • Why OpenEBS 3.0 for Kubernetes and Storage?
    12 projects | dev.to | 2 Oct 2021
    OpenEBS ZFS LocalPV (declared stable), used widely for production workloads that need direct and resilient storage has added new capabilities like:
  • ZFS and Ceph
    2 projects | reddit.com/r/zfs | 22 Sep 2021
    So I'm in the process of converting every node in my cluster to ZFS (RAID1 - a single mirror zpool) (powered by OpenEBS's ZFS LocalPV for the k8s heads out there). I'm going to try running Ceph w/ bluestore but doing something that would normally make absolutely no sense -- disabling the checksumming features of Ceph.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing longhorn and zfs-localpv you can also consider the following projects:

rook - Storage Orchestration for Kubernetes

k3sup - bootstrap Kubernetes with k3s over SSH < 1 min 🚀

k3s - Lightweight Kubernetes

metallb - A network load-balancer implementation for Kubernetes using standard routing protocols

loki - Like Prometheus, but for logs.

external-dns - Configure external DNS servers (AWS Route53, Google CloudDNS and others) for Kubernetes Ingresses and Services

awesome-home-kubernetes - Awesome projects involving running Kubernetes at home

nfs-subdir-external-provisioner - Dynamic sub-dir volume provisioner on a remote NFS server.

watchtower - A process for automating Docker container base image updates.

k8s-gitops - Kubernetes cluster managed by GitOps - Git as a single source of truth, automated pipelines, declarative everything, next-generation DevOps

home-cluster - My home Kubernetes (k3s) cluster managed by GitOps (Flux)

prometheus - The Prometheus monitoring system and time series database.