HCI Bench – vSAN performance tool – Part 3: Tests and Results

Tests

Once you hit the “Test” button you can go watch some movies. It’s take a time depend on your HW. For me it was couple of hours.

  • It starts with VM deployment

  • It will create bunch of VM’s (each 4vCPU, 4GB of RAM, 9xHDD (total 250GB))

Testing was done by using Vdbench VM with input argument “-fvdb-8vmdk-100ws-4k-70rdpct-100randompct-8threads

Results

Tested VSAN configuration:

  • 4x Node configuration with 10gigabit connection
  • VC build: VMware vCenter Server 6.5.0 build-7515524

Each ESXi host:

  • Build: VMware ESXi 6.5.0 build-7388607
  • CPU: Intel(R) Xeon(R) Silver 4114 CPU @ 2.20GHz ( Packages: 2, Cores: 20 )
  • Memory: 256 GB
  • Server vendor/model: Dell Inc. PowerEdge FC640
  • VSAN Disks:
    • SSD: Local TOSHIBA Disk (naa.58ce38ee2000c0ad)
      • TOSHIBA PX05SMB080Y
      • 800 GB
    • SSD: Local TOSHIBA Disk (naa.58ce38e06c8a274d)
      • TOSHIBA PX05SRB192Y
      • 1920 GB
    • SSD: Local TOSHIBA Disk (naa.58ce38e06c8a26fd)
      • TOSHIBA PX05SRB192Y
      • 1920 GB
    • SSD: Local TOSHIBA Disk (naa.50000397cc89cd79)
      • TOSHIBA PX05SMB080Y
      • 800 GB
  • After Vdbench testing is finished, the results are collected from all VM’s. And you can view the result at

    http://<YOUR_BENCHMARK2_IP>:8080/results/

  • And go through the easy-run-* directories and click on first *.txt file

  • In the .TXT file is summary results

In this saved .zip file are also the graphs with more details. Same what you can see on web http://<YOUR_BENCHMARK2_IP>:8080/results/

Graphs

Just few of them..


Per disk


Almost in each graph section you can click and get full graphs.

Text results

Also on a web and in the .ZIP file are result in text form…

Copyright (c) 2000, 2016, Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.
Vdbench distribution: vdbench50406 Wed July 20 15:49:52 MDT 2016
For documentation, see 'vdbench.pdf'.
16:52:41.075 Created output directory '/root/vdbench/output'
16:52:41.106 input argument scanned: '-fvdb-8vmdk-100ws-4k-70rdpct-100randompct-8threads'
16:52:41.170
16:52:41.171 Adjusted default JVM count for host=localhost from jvms=1 to jvms=8 because of iorate=max and a total of 8 sds.
16:52:41.171
16:52:41.311 Starting slave: /root/vdbench/vdbench SlaveJvm -m localhost -n localhost-10-180314-16.52.41.043 -l localhost-0 -p 5570 -d86
16:52:41.333 Starting slave: /root/vdbench/vdbench SlaveJvm -m localhost -n localhost-11-180314-16.52.41.043 -l localhost-1 -p 5570 -d86
16:52:41.363 Starting slave: /root/vdbench/vdbench SlaveJvm -m localhost -n localhost-12-180314-16.52.41.043 -l localhost-2 -p 5570 -d86
16:52:41.385 Starting slave: /root/vdbench/vdbench SlaveJvm -m localhost -n localhost-13-180314-16.52.41.043 -l localhost-3 -p 5570 -d86
16:52:41.408 Starting slave: /root/vdbench/vdbench SlaveJvm -m localhost -n localhost-14-180314-16.52.41.043 -l localhost-4 -p 5570 -d86
16:52:41.432 Starting slave: /root/vdbench/vdbench SlaveJvm -m localhost -n localhost-15-180314-16.52.41.043 -l localhost-5 -p 5570 -d86
16:52:41.470 Starting slave: /root/vdbench/vdbench SlaveJvm -m localhost -n localhost-16-180314-16.52.41.043 -l localhost-6 -p 5570 -d86
16:52:41.504 Starting slave: /root/vdbench/vdbench SlaveJvm -m localhost -n localhost-17-180314-16.52.41.043 -l localhost-7 -p 5570 -d86
16:52:42.427 All slaves are now connected
16:52:45.108 Starting RD=run1; I/O rate: Uncontrolled MAX; elapsed=3600 warmup=1800; For loops: None

Mar 14, 2018 interval i/o MB/sec bytes read resp read write resp resp queue cpu% cpu%  rate 1024**2 i/o pct time resp resp max stddev depth sys+u sys
16:52:46.275 1 8869.00 34.64 4096 70.24 3.055 2.808 3.639 312.221 12.932 27.3 22.5 4.2
16:52:47.047 2 27285.00 106.58 4096 69.45 2.133 1.826 2.830 29.948 3.173 58.3 20.5 3.5
16:52:48.077 3 29975.00 117.09 4096 70.13 2.118 1.781 2.912 46.267 3.361 63.5 13.6 2.4
16:52:49.065 4 30425.00 118.85 4096 69.48 2.089 1.716 2.938 30.170 3.152 63.6 6.4 1.1
16:52:50.068 5 31824.00 124.31 4096 70.48 2.003 1.651 2.842 59.798 3.233 63.7 3.2 0.7
16:52:51.060 6 31044.00 121.27 4096 69.51 2.048 1.700 2.840 52.844 3.213 63.5 13.5 1.8
16:52:52.066 7 33020.00 128.98 4096 70.06 1.933 1.629 2.643 26.811 2.974 63.9 5.8 1.0
16:52:53.063 8 32574.00 127.24 4096 69.99 1.954 1.629 2.713 28.718 3.070 63.7 3.7 0.7
16:52:54.057 9 32823.00 128.21 4096 69.90 1.947 1.609 2.732 23.752 3.194 63.9 3.7 0.7
16:52:55.056 10 33120.00 129.38 4096 69.56 1.926 1.599 2.673 24.818 3.125 63.8 2.6 0.7
16:52:56.051 11 32846.00 128.30 4096 69.28 1.928 1.639 2.580 24.851 2.875 63.4 3.8 1.0
16:52:57.059 12 32356.00 126.39 4096 69.44 1.976 1.672 2.669 30.840 3.177 63.8 2.6 0.3
16:52:58.080 13 34012.00 132.86 4096 69.92 1.905 1.575 2.670 28.106 3.177 64.8 2.0 0.7
16:52:59.057 14 33399.00 130.46 4096 70.01 1.877 1.570 2.594 38.115 3.134 62.6 3.6 1.6
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Related parts:

HCI Bench – vSAN performance tool – Part 1: Installation
HCI Bench – vSAN performance tool – Part 2: Configuration
HCI Bench – vSAN performance tool – Part 3: Tests and Results

HCI Bench – vSAN performance tool – Part 2: Configuration

Benchmark VM Configuration

Default configuration

  • Once the VM is deployed turn it on.
  • Go to your browser and navigate to your benchmark VM “Benchmark2” in my case. And enter your “root” password what you set during OVF deployment.http://<YOUR_BENCHMARK2_IP>:8080/

Continue reading “HCI Bench – vSAN performance tool – Part 2: Configuration”

new NUC in my home lab

 

Home LAB starts to grow. More and more test lab VM’s, nested ESXi hosts etc. So  I was looking for another node. Dont want to spent a fortune so the price was the key. I had also other minimum requirements as 32GB of RAM and power consumption. After few weeks of searching I decide to buy a Intel NUC.

Components added to my #HOMELAB:

  • Intel 6th Generation NUC NUC6i3SYH
  • 2x Kingston 16GB DDR4 2133MHz SODIMM
  • USB3 TP-LINK  UE300 gigabit NIC
  • 8GB San Disk Cruzer Fit
  • HDMI to VGA adapter

 

Disclaimer: The Intel NUC is not on VMware’s official Hardware Compatibility List (HCL)

2nd NIC for my NUC

Intel NUC is the best piece of HW for HOME mini-LAB. But once you start grow you need more network bandwith. And one pNIC is not enough. After few sec of googling I find great page DevTTY. Where is a lot of information about “supported” USB NIC for your Intel NUC. I choose TP-LINK UE300 because I had a couple of TP-LINK (3210, 5426) switches and they are doing great job.

So I ordered TP-LINK UE300 USB 3.0 network card. Once it was delivered to me, I connected it to the NUC. Then download the driver from DevTTY and upload it to one of my datastore.  No maintenance, reboot is needed. The only thing you need to do is to change the “Host Image Profile Acceptance Level”  to  “Community supported”.

Host Image Profile Acceptance Level-Community

Then just log in to the ESXi console and install VIB file with command:

Continue reading “2nd NIC for my NUC”