View Storage Accelerator explained

An introduction to View Storage Accelerator, a caching feature that can reduce storage costs and improve performance in VMware View. … [Read more...]

How to configure the View 5.1 VMware View Storage Accelerator

Let's take a closer look at the new CBRC features in VMware View 5.1 The Storage Accelerator is made up of two components. The first is a per VMDK digest file and the second is a global cache. The per VMDK digest file has a mapping for disk block number to hash value and the global cache has a mapping for hash value to actual data. The global cache is a reserved area of memory on the ESXi hosts. It is an in-memory dedupe cache that caches data based on the content hash of a disk block. When … [Read more...]

Sizing for VMware View Storage Accelerator (CBRC)

Andre Leibovici wrote another good post about Content Based Read Cache next to two other posts: Understanding CBRC (Content Based Read Cache)  Understanding CBRC – RecomputeDigest Method … [Read more...]