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vSAN performance testing

Performance testing (benchmarking) has been a fairly standard practice for years when evaluating external storage, but HCI presents new testing challenges. In a hyper-converged architecture, each server is intended to support many application VMs, as well as contribute to the pool of storage available to applications. Unfortunately, traditional tools for testing storage don’t consider all the testing scenarios to validate an HCI solution. To address this situation, VMware released a storage performance testing automation tool— HCIBench—that automates the use of the popular Vdbench testing tool in larger clusters. This week on the Virtually Speaking Podcast we welcome VMware’s Dave Morera to walk us through the details of HCIBench 2.0 and share some guidance on HCI performance testing.

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The Virtually Speaking Podcast

The Virtually Speaking Podcast is a weekly technical podcast dedicated to discussing VMware topics related to storage and availability. Each week Pete Flecha and John Nicholson bring in various subject matter experts from VMware and within the industry to discuss their respective areas of expertise. If you’re new to the Virtually Speaking Podcast check out all episodes on vSpeakingPodcast.com and follow on twitter @VirtSpeaking.