If you are using EMC VNX with ESXi 5.1, you may experience low performance when do storage vMotion or VM clone. This is a known issue on VNX, you have to disable VAAI feature to avoid this problem.
When I read VMware documents, there is a cool feature Hardware Acceleration I found in storage book. That recall me an outage about one year ago, our NetApp filer was crashed due to motherboard problem, part of datastores was failed, we have to move virtual machine from the filer to other. We noticed the storage […]
A lot of storage support hardware acceleration, it is able to offload some storage operation from ESXi 5.x host to storage filer, the feature can significantly improve performance during cloning, vMotion, coping…etc. Different storage device may support different features of hardware acceleration, block device have block zero, full copy, hardware assisted locking, thin provisioning, NAS device […]