In the test: Nexenta CE with VMware I/O Analyzer

Wondering what the performance is of my home build Nexenta CE box connected to one ESX host over Fiber Channel. I started testing with three I/O Analyzer VM’s distributed over 3 LUN’s connected with FC. (using Fiber Channel target with Nexenta CE is not supported) 512bytes Read Throughput Benchmark Results: 100% Read: 378MB/sec   … [Read more...]

Performance Best Practices for VMware vSphere 4.1

VMware has released a new white paper Performance Best Practices for VMware vSphere 4.1. The paper which contains 60 pages provides performance tips which cover the most performance-critical areas of VMware vSphere 4.1. Chapter 1 - “Hardware for Use with VMware vSphere,” provides guidance on selecting hardware for use with vSphere. Chapter 2 - “ESX and Virtual Machines,” provides guidance regarding VMware ESX™ software and the virtual machines that run in it. Chapter 3 - “Guest … [Read more...]