performance

vSphere 6.0 Update 3 – Important Update for vSAN

ESXi 6.0 Update 3 is now available. This update is significant for vSAN customers as there are a number of performance related issues addressed. The KB article [...]

An overview of the new Virtual SAN 6.2 features

If you were wondering why my blogging has dropped off in recent months, wonder no more. I've been fully immersed in the next release of VSAN. Today VMware has [...]

I/O Scheduler Queues Improvement for Virtual Machines

This is a new feature in vSphere 6.0 that I only recently became aware of. Prior to vSphere 6.0, all the I/Os from a given virtual machine to a particular [...]

Getting started with HCIbench, the benchmark for hyper-converged infrastructure

This week I had the opportunity to roll-out the  HCIbench tool on one of my all-flash VSAN clusters (much kudos to my friends over at Micron for the loan of a [...]

A closer look at Infinio Accelerator 2.0

I took the opportunity last week (while I was over in the Boston area) to catch up with Scott Davis. I've known Scott a long time, as he had various roles at [...]

vROps Management Pack for Virtual SAN

Virtual SAN already has a number of features and extensions for performance monitoring and real-time diagnostics and troubleshooting. In particular, there is [...]

vSphere 6.0 Storage Features Part 7: VAAI XCOPY improvements

The more astute of you who have already moved to vSphere 6.0, and like looking at CLI outputs, may have observed some new columns/fields in the PSA claimrules [...]