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
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
Quick Graphic that details the minimum number of nodes, capacity usage for each FTT- Failure to Tolerate and FTM – Failure to Tolerance Method within VMware vSAN.
In an earlier post, I created a new WLD. For argument’s sake let’s say my new WLD is now oversubscribed and I need to add some additional resources. Here we see we have two WLDs in operation. Click on the View Details to get more granular information on your WLDs Here we can see both WLD’s.… Continue reading VxRack SDDC WLD Domain Expansion
Step by step guide on how to create a SDDC WLD – Work Load Domain using VCF 2.2 on VxRack SDDC. Here it is assumed that you have either a) spare nodes in your VxRack SDDC or b) have recently deleted a WLD and want to reuse these servers in a new WLD. Step one login to your… Continue reading Creating SDDC WLD – Work Load Domain
First of all, there are a few prerequisites that are required before your configure VCHA A dedicated port group for HA traffic preferably on a separate VLAN A Range of IP addresses from the subnet / VLAN define above A Minumum of 3 ESXi hosts in the cluster that will contain the vCenter, Peer, and Witness… Continue reading vSphere6.5 vCenter HA Configuration and vCenter Fail Over
With the introduction of vSphere6.5 VMware have given us a much more simplified approach to installing vCenter via command line. All the prerequisites still apply here you need a functioning DNS server with PTR and A record created etc. Everything you need is contained in the CD-ROM drive:\vcsa-cli-installer\templates\install folder. Within this folder are eight .JSON files… Continue reading vCenter 6.5 with External PSCs Cli Installation