First published on TECHNET on Jul 26, 2016
here again. I played one of my best rounds of golf in a while at the beautiful TPC Snoqualmie Ridge yesterday. While golf is about how low can you go, I want to give an update on how high can you go with Storage Spaces Direct.
and I used a 16-node rig attached to a 32 port Cisco 3132 switch. Each node was equipped with the following hardware:
we stood up 44 virtual machines per node, for a total of 704 virtual machines. Each virtual machine was configured with 1vCPU. We then used VMFleet to run
in each of the virtual machines with 1 thread, 4KiB random read with 32 outstanding IO.
As you can see from the above screenshot, we were able to hit ~5M IOPS in aggregate into the virtual machines. This is ~7,000 IOPS per virtual machine!