Category Archives: Performance

Storwize V7000 and VMware vStorage APIs for Array Integration (VAAI) – Full Copy

Following up on the last blog post which discussed the VAAI primitive Block Zero, this post will discuss Full Copy. Hardware-accelerated Full Copy The category of VMware operations which Full Copy aids can be described as “data movement”.  Cold Migration, Live Migration … Continue reading

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Storwize V7000 and VMware vStorage APIs for Array Integration (VAAI) – Block Zero

There is a ton of information already available online which covers the vSphere 4.1 VAAI implementation so I’d rather focus on how it relates to Storwize V7000 and SAN Volume Controller. VAAI allows certain VMware tasks to be offloaded to … Continue reading

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Storwize V7000 for VMware View environments

A new white paper on VMware View and Storwize V7000 went live over the weekend. LINK This is the most in-depth lab work that I have been involved with so far.  VMware View is a great product with a lot … Continue reading

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Virtualized mixed workload performance on VMware and Storwize V7000

I did some lab work late last year with some guys from the Enterprise Strategy Group.  These guys were pros, and it was a fun learning experience to get to work with them on the project. The focus of the … Continue reading

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