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Re: Vmax Performance issue.....BE high utilization

Just because it is the same load to all drives doesn't mean it isn't too much.

Figure each disk can do 50 IOPs with good response time.  Each host write = 6 disk IOs.  So you can figure out how many SATA disks you need pretty easily for your specific workload.

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Hi,

Do you use virtual provisioning in your environment? And how are the metas configured? Striped or concatenated? What is the predominant RAID type?

Based on your answers for the above, I can may be suggest a few things, but my suggestions would really be more of the best practices, I'd recommend you engage a perf specialist from EMC.

Thanks,

Sreehari

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Re: Vmax Performance issue.....BE high utilization

Hi sreehari,

The entire storage is virtual provisioned

We have 8 way to 32 way metas, striped

Raid type is R6

Ameya

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Re: Vmax Performance issue.....BE high utilization

Apethe,

Are all drive types RAID 6?  If so, that would explain the high backend utilization.

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Re: Vmax Performance issue.....BE high utilization

Yes, all the drive types in the screenshot are raid 6. Even with FAST working optimally, the server teams are complaining of high response times.

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Re: Vmax Performance issue.....BE high utilization

There is nothing wrong with using RAID6 that adding more drives and/or DAs won't fix.

However your performance issue could be something else.  Again, this should be dealt with via the SR process along with the local performance folks.

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