Performance Checklist now available for vSAN benchmarking

Hot on the heels of the vSAN 6.7 release, a new performance checklist for vSAN benchmarking has now been published on our StorageHub site. This is the result of a project that I started a few months back with my colleague, Paudie O’Riordan. It builds upon a huge amount of groundwork that was already done in this area by Andreas Scherr, one of our Senior Solutions Architects here in EMEA. The aim of this checklist is to get the best possible performance out of your vSAN deployment, typically during the Proof Of Concept (PoC) stage. We’ve had many situations where…

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

This week I had the opportunity to roll-out theĀ  HCIbench tool on one of my all-flash VSAN clusters (much kudos to my friends over at Micron for the loan of a bunch of flash devices for our lab). The HCIbench is a tool developed internally at VMware to make the deployment of a benchmark tool for hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) systems quite simple. In particular, we wanted something that customers could use on Virtual SAN (VSAN). It’s an excellent tool for those of you looking to do a performance test on hyper-converged infrastructures, thus the name HCIbench. Please note that this…