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IO Analyzer Performance Tests




VMware IO Analyzer Performance Tests:


Here is a list of tested VMware vSphere enviroments, where I used the appliance.


You can find detailed Information about the Test profiles here.



IBM 4 node SVC with IBM V7000 Arrays at customer site, 8Gbit FC

 Test profile IOPS / MBpsLatency  CPU Load
Max_IOPS 102.6210,15 ms 36% 
Max_Write_IOPS 14.8233,65 ms  39%
Max_Throughput 668 MB/s11,35 ms 38% 
Max_Write_Throughput 725 MB/s10,12 ms 42% 



EMC VNX 5600 at customer site, 4Gbit FC

 Test profile

 IOPS / MBps

Latency CPU Load 
  Max_IOPS3.500 11,3 ms 26% 
  Max_Write_IOPS 4.500 12,2 ms 29%
Max_Throughput 347 MB/s 20,5 ms 27%
  Max_Write_Throughput 344 MB/s 40,3 ms 31%



Nexenta Community Edition with SSD Cache at HomeLab, 4Gbit FC

  Test profile IOPS / MBpsLatency  CPU Load  
Max_IOPS 75.148 32,4 ms 26%
  Max_Write_IOPS26.158  43,6 ms21% 
Max_Throughput386 MB/s  13,8 ms 28%
  Max_Write_Throughput 392 MB /s 16,7 ms 19%



IBM DS3500 at HomeLab, 4Gbit FC

  Test profileIOPS / MBps  Latency  CPU Load 
Max_IOPS 63.5640,35 ms  40%
  Max_Write_IOPS 14.8962,01 ms  18%
Max_Throughput 347 MB/s22,73 ms 12% 
  Max_Write_Throughput 394 MB/s33,97 ms  9%



Fujitsu Eternus DX600 S3 with 10GbE iSCSI

 Test profileIOPS / MBps  Latency CPU Load 
Max_IOPS 45.931 0,58 ms3% 
Max_Write_IOPS 21.3791,38 ms  4%
Max_Throughput 476 MB/s 34,68 ms 3%
Max_Write_Throughput 217 MB/s 65,62 ms 2%



HP MSA P2000 G3, 4Gbit FC

Test profile  IOPS / MBps Latency CPU Load
Max_IOPS 37.251 0,67 ms 12%
Max_Write_IOPS 11.983 2,37 ms 8%
Max_Throughput 381 MB/s 29,37 ms 9%
Max_Write_Throughput 365 MB/s 34,04 ms 7%



HP P4500 G2 iSCSI

 Test profile IOPS / MBps Latency CPU Load
Max_IOPS 22.191 0,8 ms 53%
Max_Write_IOPS 21.578 1,02 ms 58%
Max_Throughput 106 MB/s 150,5 ms 54%
  Max_Write_Throughput 93 MB/s 164,8 ms 30%





Have you tested your Storage Subsystem with IO Analyzer? Drop me a note with your results and I will publish them here...