Category Archives: Storage

VSAN Performance Testing

I recently carried out some VSAN performance testing using 3 Dell R730xd servers:

  • Intel Xeon E5-2680
  • 530GB RAM
  • 2 x 10GbE NICs
  • ESXi5.5, 2068190
  • 800GB SSD (12GB/s Transfer Rate)
  • 3 x 4TB (7200RPM SAS disks)

On each of these hosts I built a IOAnalyzer Appliance (https://labs.vmware.com/flings/io-analyzer) (1 with it’s disks placed on the same host as the VM and the other 2 with “remote” disks). Something similar to this:

Continue reading