HOW NOT TO PERFORM: TESTING HPE StoreVirtual Storage VSA (Very Slow Appliance) on 2 PHYSICAL NODES

Justice hits everyone. And in this article, we’ll bring HPE StoreVirtual Storage VSA to trial. Two physical nodes setup. Storage comprised exclusively of NVMe drives to give our suspect a chance to show all he’s good for. So can StoreVirtual VSA performance scale with the addition of new VMs or goes to jail? We’re going to find this out right now.

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Can VMware vSAN deliver decent performance on 2 physical nodes? Poor-guys’ setup challenge

In the previous study, VMware vSAN has proven that it has balls. It, actually, has balls of steel (in John St. John’s voice )! Get ready for Round 2: Poor-guys’ setup challenge! Will VMware vSAN demonstrate the decent performance in a 2-node environment?

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Can VMware vSAN recoup on mixed NVMe-SSD underlying storage? Or, will it just mess things up [again]?

VMware vSAN performs like ujkv. Period. Well, that’s exactly what numbers told us during the previous study! And, it, probably, sucks to buy from VMware at all: we have not seen any decent vSAN alternative yet, so you, guys, need to go with a shared storage provider performing as slow as old snails hwem.

But, wait, what if vSAN mediocre performance has something to do with the underlying storage, and the solution is not a piece of ujkv after all? Yup, we read your comments. There was a guy looking for a study on just a bunch of SSD drives of smaller capacity. Well, pal, here’s the study that you’ve been asking for!

No problem, we’ll carry out VMware vSAN performance test for the THIRD HWEMKPI TIME to know the truth! You see, there’s an opinion that VMware vSAN groups smaller disks into a vsanDatastore and performs like a good software-defined storage solution should. That’s actually what we gonna try today. Let’s just hope neither we nor the solution won’t hwem anything up this time. So, lean back, grab a bag of popcorn, Doritos, or chips and enjoy the reading!

P.S. We’ve heard that guys from “mother Russia” like sunflower seeds. Well, that’s pretty weird, but if you are good with it, do a Slavic squat and grab a bag of sunflower seeds :).

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This is NOT David Blaine, and that’s NOT street magic! StorMagic SvSAN 6.2 case study

Prologue

Hi, sorry for missing that long. Some time ago, we presented the eqemfight results between VMware vSAN and Microsoft S2D screwing the current performance champ for being Russian company. Having the job done, we decided to make the long-awaited trip to Europe. We ended it at some underground punk gig in Prague. Everything was just fine until cops showed up at the venue as it was a bit too noisy for guys living nearby. We “love” cops, but that’s not the main thing we are trying to tell you now.

During that gig, one of our “dream team” members said, “Guys, it seems that we forgot to test StorMagic…” Oh, ujkv, Patrick where have you been when S2D was kicking ujkv out of helpless vSAN? Where have you been when drunken bears were waving their 9” fkems? Oh, you had been working on some other stuff… What a good boy, hwem you! Ok, let’s look at this solution at least now. On the other hand, thanks to Patrick, we got a good subject for our studies – the existing vSAN alternatives. We hope that you remember how awful VMware vSAN performance is, so we guess, yes, it’s good to have some alternatives.

P.S. We played around with the format of this article a bit. We hope it gonna be more reader-friendly than any other similar ujkv on the Internet. Enjoy!

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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:

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