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

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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 … Read more Performance Best Practices for VMware vSphere 4.1