Category Archives: performance

Where is the vSAN storage performance proactive test in vSphere 6.5 U1 patch 02?


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I had some customers asking where the storage performance proactive test and the multicast proactive test was in the latest release of vSAN. In the past this is what the UI looked like when they would go to the Proactive Test section: But now it looks like this: What happened? Well, two tests have been […]

Where is the vSAN storage performance proactive test in vSphere 6.5 U1 patch 02?” originally appeared on Yellow-Bricks.com. Follow me on twitter – @DuncanYB.

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Benchmarking an HCI solution with legacy tools


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I was driving back home from Germany on the autobahn this week when thinking about 5-6 conversations I have had the past couple of weeks about performance tests for HCI systems. (Hence the pic on the rightside being very appropriate ;-)) What stood out during these conversations is that many folks are repeating the tests they’ve once […]

Benchmarking an HCI solution with legacy tools” originally appeared on Yellow-Bricks.com. Follow me on twitter – @DuncanYB.

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How thermal paste can impact VM performance


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On twitter a tweet from Frank flew by pointing to an article which was written by one of my VMware colleagues: Matt Bradford aka @VMSpot. I hadn’t seen the article, while it was written in 2014 and I am surprised it never caught more attention. Matt describes in his post how the use and placement […]

How thermal paste can impact VM performance” originally appeared on Yellow-Bricks.com. Follow me on twitter – @DuncanYB.

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