This report is where I describe the hardware and guest operating systems in a different format and include the output from bonnie++ and Postmark. I opted to skip the Iometer benchmarks because then this post would just be multiple screenshots or I would need to parse it all into graphs.
Does it perform within the parameters set (see below)? Can I measure objectively? What changed parameters caused differences in expected output? Are all features included or must I make a compromise? Is it easy to manage? Can I expect someone else to manage this? Does it fit with my long-term goals? Can it scale with my needs? Is there anybody out there?
So here I am in my office at ipHouse finishing up the last runs of benchmarking reviewing my posts I have already done for Tegile’s Zebi and Tintri T540 appliances. I still need to finish one for Nexsan but won’t have time until later this weekend to complete it.
As I am getting closer to posting the actual results I wanted to share the storage and testing configurations now instead of including all of this in the results posting.
The buildup of our new sandbox for internal learning has run for a week and already we are running out of resources. Five old Dell PE1430 with 2 4-core processors but they max out at 8 GiB of RAM. That’s 40 GiB total for 7-8 people. This is a little tight. Digging through dead server storage(tm) I have found a […]
I mean it. 6 servers (5 operational as one is crashing itself repeatedly), 2 switches, and bandwidth. This should be easy to do! I mean: what could go wrong?
While at VMworld 2011, I spent a lot of time at the expo (where companies were peddling their wares) looking for 2 items. Storage vendors who do things via NFS. Monitoring and measurement companies to help me consolidate the multiple pieces of software we run today. This post is about #2. I looked at a ton of software while at […]
According to the install documentation, VMware vSphere 4 ESX and ESXi 4.1 update 1 are supported. Install or upgrade to vCloud Director 1.5 will fail with the following error when trying to add the provider vDC: Could not retrieve state for sequence: seq_os This is easily fixed by editing the database table [os_id] and inserting the relevant information.