Hyperconverge Battle Blogs Recap – Performance Test

Just a recap, these are some public materials, regarding VMware Virtual SAN vs competitor as Hyperconverge battle continues.

VSAN vs Nutanix Head-to-Head Performance Testing — Part 1

https://blogs.vmware.com/storage/2015/06/03/vsan-vs-nutanix-head-head-performance-testing-part-1/

VSAN vs Nutanix Head-to-Head Performance Testing — Part 2

https://blogs.vmware.com/storage/2015/06/10/vsan-vs-nutanix-head-head-performance-testing-part-2/

VSAN vs Nutanix Head-to-Head Performance Testing — Part 3

https://blogs.vmware.com/storage/2015/06/12/vsan-vs-nutanix-head-head-testing-part-3/

VSAN vs. Nutanix — Head-to-Head Performance Testing — Part 4 — Exchange!

https://blogs.vmware.com/storage/2015/07/06/vsan-vs-nutanix-head-head-performance-testing-part-4-exchange/

VSAN and The Joys Of Head-to-Head Performance Testing

http://blogs.vmware.com/storage/2015/06/29/vsan-joys-head-head-performance-testing/

http://blogs.vmware.com/virtualblocks/2015/06/21/vmware-vsan-vs-nutanix-head-to-head-pricing-comparison-why-pay-more/ 

Virtual SAN 6.0 Performance with VMware VMmark

http://blogs.vmware.com/performance/2015/04/virtual-san-6-0-performance-vmware-vmmark.html

StorageReview.com:

VMware Virtual SAN Review: Overview and Configuration

VMware Virtual SAN Review: VMmark Performance

VMware Virtual SAN Review: Sysbench OLTP Performance

VMware Virtual SAN Review: SQL Server Performance

Why We Don’t Have a Nutanix NX-8150 Review

Other Blogs:

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/08/07/nutanix_digs_itself_into_hole_and_refuses_to_drop_the_shovel/

http://hansdeleenheer.com/when-bad-press-really-is-bad-press/

https://lonesysadmin.net/2015/08/07/three-thoughts-on-the-nutanix-storagereview-situation/

 

Btw, do you realise that there is an EULA for one of the competitor, stated that:

Use.
2.1. Limitations on Use.

You must not use the Software or Documentation except as permitted by this Agreement. You must not:

  1. disclose the results of testing, benchmarking or other performance or evaluation information related to the Software or the product to any third party without the prior written consent of Nutanix;
  2. access or use the Software or Documentation for any competitive purposes (e.g. to gain competitive intelligence; to design or build a competitive product or service, or a product providing features, functions or graphics similar to those used or provided by Nutanix; to copy any features, functions or graphics; or to monitor availability, performance or functionality for competitive purposes);

Men!!! Talk about transparency… How can we measure the competitiveness then? referring that EULA.

 

Kind Regards,
Doddi Priyambodo

VSAN Erasure Coding – Storage Based Policy Management

A new policy setting has been introduced to accommodate the new RAID-5/RAID-6 configurations in VSAN (only available in All-Flash configuration). Minimum 4 hosts will be required for RAID5, and minimum 6 hosts will be required for RAID6 configuration.

This new policy setting is called Failure Tolerance Method. This policy setting takes two values: performance and capacity. When it is left at the default value of performance, objects continue to be deployed with a RAID-1/mirror configuration for the best performance. When the setting is changed to capacity, objects are now deployed with either a RAID-5 or RAID-6 configuration.

The RAID-5 or RAID-6 configuration is determined by the number of failures to tolerate setting. If this is set to 1, the configuration is RAID-5. If this is set to 2, then the configuration is a RAID-6.

 

Kind Regards,
Doddi Priyambodo