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”

HCI Bench – vSAN performance tool – Part 1: Installation

What is HCI Bench

 

HCIBench stands for “Hyper-converged Infrastructure Benchmark”. It’s essentially an automation wrapper around the popular and proven VDbench open source benchmark tool that makes it easier to automate testing across a HCI cluster. HCIbench aims to simplify and accelerate customer POC performance testing in a consistent and controlled way. The tool fully automates the end-to-end process of deploying test VMs, coordinating workload runs, aggregating test results, and collecting necessary data for troubleshooting purposes.

HCIBench is not only a benchmark tool designed for vSAN, but also could be used to evaluate the performance of all kinds of Hyper-Converged Infrastructure Storage in vSphere environment.

HomePage:
http://labs.vmware.com/flings/hcibench

User Guilde:
http://download3.vmware.com/software/vmw-tools/hcibench/HCIBench_User_Guide.pdf

 

 

Prerequisites

  • vSphere 5.5 environment or higher with vCenter (doesn’t support deployment on a standalone ESXi host).
  • Good to have DHCP on VLAN where the benchmark VM will be deployed.
  • vMotion configured

     

Installation

 

  • Select name and location for your VM

 

  • Review details

  • Accept license agreement
  • Select storage. Put it outside the VSAN datastore

  • Select destination network
    If there’s no DHCP Server on the VLAN which Vdbench client VMs will be deployed on, or the VLAN for Vdbench client VMs can not be routed from the Public Network, map this Network to the VLAN and Enable DHCP Service in the Web UI if needed

  • Customize the VM. As I am using DHCP in my LAB so all Network fileds are empty. And at the bottom enter your password for root.

  • Review configuration data before deployment

 

  • Hit “Finish” and watch progress in “Recent Tasks”

 

 
 

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

 

 

Source: http://labs.vmware.com/flings/hcibench