BALALAIKAS ASIDE! Testing StarWind Virtual SAN performance on 2 physical nodes

MISSION

So while we were testing VMware vSAN on a 2-node cluster powered with NVMes, the Russian bear slammed in screaming (imagine typical Russian mafia accent) “Dnacv, hold my vodka and give me two balalaikas servers and I show you how to scale from mother Russia to America”. We thought we don’t wanna mess with drunken bears so here we are. Testing StarWind Virtual SAN for Hyper-V. Yes, there is a version for Linux, (seems that these guys just scale their solution instead of performance?) on a two-node VMware ESXi cluster powered with NVMe drives. Wait what?! VSAN for Hyper-V on top of ESXi? Yes, we have two ESXi hosts with one StarWind VM per each and the VMs are working on top of Windows Server 2016, providing the highly available storage (NTFS, it’s Windows baby) further as a VMFS datastore to ESXi…This is madness…NO! THIS IS STARWIND!!

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VMware vSAN is great… in messing things up! Re-investigating VMware vSAN 4-node cluster performance

Suspect:

VMware vSAN

Status:

Pretrial detention due to possible relapse

Mission:

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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Another Day – Another Patient: Four-Node VMware vSAN Cluster Performance Report

Patient:

VMware vSAN

Address:

https://my.vmware.com/en/web/vmware/info/slug/datacenter_cloud_infrastructure/vmware_vsan/6_6

Doctor:

Anarchy

First symptoms:

Concerns about performance and scalability, but the patient claims that everything is alright

State:

Analyzing patient’s health status LEARN MORE “Another Day – Another Patient: Four-Node VMware vSAN Cluster Performance Report”

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