HCI Bench Parameter File

In my previous post, we detailed the deployment and configuration of the HCI Bench to test our VxRail Cluster performance. This post I wanted to go a little deeper into the “VDBbench Generate Page”. Some useful reference guides for this can be found here.  https://www.oracle.com/technetwork/server-storage/vdbench-1901683.pdf https://storagehub.vmware.com/export_to_pdf/performance-testing Number of Disk to Test: – How many of the… Continue reading HCI Bench Parameter File

Deploying and Configuring HCI Bench

One of the tools I use to benchmark our VxRail clusters is HCI Bench. I am going to give a quick overview of how to deploy and configure the product. You will need 1 – HCI Bench OVA  – https://labs.vmware.com/flings/hcibench 2 – VDBench Tool  – http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/server-storage/vdbench-downloads-1901681.html – This will require an Oracle account to download… Continue reading Deploying and Configuring HCI Bench

iDRAC Powershell Setup and Basic Audit

With the introduction of the Dell Hardware into the VxRack SDDC and Flex1000 ecosystems, I figured I better spend some time figuring out the iDRAC PowerShell cmdlets. Prerequisites: Powershell v3 minimum Installed iDRAC Module Locations: http://en.community.dell.com/techcenter/systems-management/w/wiki/7727.powershell-cmdlets-for-poweredge-servers Check where your current modules are installed by running this command Get-Module –ListAvailable Your Module Location will be listed as below.… Continue reading iDRAC Powershell Setup and Basic Audit