On 13-01-04 02:08 PM, Richard Elling wrote:
All of these IOPS <--> VDI users guidelines are wrong. The problem
is that the variability of
response time is too great for a HDD. The only hope we have of
getting the back-of-the-napkin
calculations to work is to reduce the variability by using a device
that is more consistent in its
response (eg SSDs).
For sure there is going to be a lot of variability, but it seems we
aren't even close.
Have you seen any back-of-the-napkin calculations which take into
consideration SSDs for cache usage?
Yes. I've written a white paper on the subject, somewhere on the
nexenta.com <http://nexenta.com> website (if it is still available).
But more current info is presentation at ZFSday.
Great presentation Richard.
Our system is designed to provide hands-on labs for education. We use a
saved state file for our VMs which eliminate the need for cold
boot/login and shutdown issues. This reduces the need for random IO.
As well, in this scenario we don't need to worry about software updates
or AV scans, because the labs are completely sandboxed. We need to use
HDDs because you have a large amount of labs which can be stored for an
I have been asked to adapt the platform to deliver a VDI solution so I
need to make a few more tweaks.
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