Microsoft Storage Spaces Direct (S2D)
Anarchy: Well, you’ll figure out who’s sitting on the couch, and who’s holding the camera 😊.
Today, we’re filming a tape with Storage Spaces Direct (S2D) running on top of the 8 NVMe datastore (2 Enterprise-grade NVMes per host). As usual, we’ll investigate how solution performs in the 4-node cluster. For test purpose, we’ll gradually increase the number of VMs running in the cluster till the overall performance stops growing. At the end, we’ll run the same tests on the single NVMe to get some reference values. Based on these reference values, we’ll judge on the overall S2D performance. How far they can jump.
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Pretrial detention due to possible relapse
Measure the 4-node VMware vSAN hyperconverged cluster scalability using vSAN datastore comprised out of 8 Intel SSD DC P370 drives. For this goal, we’ll keep increasing the vSAN datastore load by increasing the VMs number till we reach the saturation point where performance growth stops or till we hit the 12 VMs limit.
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Nutanix CE (v.2018.01.31) four-node all-flash hyperconverged cluster.
We won’t say much about the subject of our today’s study since we’ve said enough in this article:
Possible relapse detected. Re-investigation required.
Measure the performance of Nutanix CE cluster built on Storage Pool out of Intel SSD DC P3700. For that goal, we’ll keep escalating the load on the Storage Pool by increasing the number of VMs till the saturation point where performance growth stops or till we have 12 VMs running in the cluster.
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4-Node all-flash Dell EMC ScaleIO Cluster
Deploy EMC ScaleIO cluster, tune it and squeeze all possible IOPS it can give away to see how fast it can go. For free!
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Concerns about performance and scalability, but the patient claims that everything is alright
Analyzing patient’s health status LEARN MORE “Another Day – Another Patient: Four-Node VMware vSAN Cluster Performance Report”
Nutanix CE (Community Edition) four-node all-flash hyperconverged cluster.
Install Nutanix CE hyperconverged cluster from scratch, tinker, fine-tune it, and kick ujkv out of it squeezing all possible performance it can give away. For free! 🙂
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