VMware Proof of Practice and Performance Guidelines on the SAN Volume Controller

An IBM Redpaper publication

Published 18 December 2009

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IBM Form #: REDP-4601-00
(42 pages)

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Authors: Jon Tate, Steve Garraway


This IBM® Redpapers™ publication presents the results of I/O performance tests conducted using VMware ESX running on IBM System x® servers attached to the IBM System Storage™ SAN Volume Controller (SVC). We show the results of tests involving different work loads and I/O patterns and offer guidance about how best to use the SVC with VMware. We reference the SVC performance best practices that are detailed in various IBM Redbooks® publications, as well as VMware documents.

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