Xay Phongmany

Troubleshooting Random Read Issue

Discussion created by Xay Phongmany on Aug 8, 2013
Latest reply on Aug 15, 2013 by Adam Herbert
Branched from an earlier discussion

Hey Adam,


I'm performing SQLIO tests on a CS220, configured iops=0 an bytes=0, 4 x 1G interfaces on both Nimble and ESX, NO Jumbo Frames, and connecting to a CISCO 3750 stack. I am receiving expected results in IOPs numbers with exception of Random Read. Can you post your Cisco interface port configs for the Nimble and also for iSCSI? Ex..."flowcontrol received desired"..."spanning-tree portfast"...etc.  And did you enable Jumbo Frames? Here are my results:



Volume: VMFS 5 4K

Random Writes: ~35,000 IOPS / ~275 MB/sec

Random Reads: ~21,000 IOPS / ~160 MB/sec (low numbers...expecting higher numbers in the ~40,000+ much like Shawn Peters)

Seq Writes: ~20,000 IOPS / ~160 MB/sec

Seq Reads: ~6,600 IOPS / ~419 MB/sec


Why are the Random Reads so low? Should the numbers be up in the 40,000+? Any help is appreciated?