VDI Bootstorm with VNX FAST Cache [Video]

I have been cooking some fresh new demos for the vSpecialist team at EMC. In the video below I demonstrate the effectiveness of the VNX FAST Cache comparing a 510 VM bootstorm with and without FAST Cache.

To make things more interesting I did not allow VMware View to manage the controlled bootstorm and rather powered on all 510 virtual desktops at once. The difference is impressive!

If you would like to know more about FAST Cache I suggest reading my article EMC FAST Cache effectiveness with VDI.

 [This is preview video so no Sound]




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    • @C_LE_B on 01/05/2012 at 6:25 am

    Interesting video. We’re hopefully in the process of purchasing VNX5700 with FAST Cache but do not currently have a VDI product. Do you have any other vids of where FAST Cache is effective? Databases etc.

  1. @@C_LE_B
    I don’t have a video for a diferent workload in my blog but your EMC TC should be able to demonstrate FAST Cache benefits with database workloads. There are a number of video demos available. If you cannot get it with your EMC rep please email me at andre.leibovici at emc.com


    • bfox07 on 01/13/2012 at 8:28 am

    I would have liked to see the video extended a bit until the spindle utilization dropped back down. Did it drop right after the video ended? Thanks.

  2. @bfox07
    I understand what you are asking. However, FAST cache would still take longer to decrease spindle utilization due to flush operations hapenning from the FAST Cache to the backend spndles. However, those IOs have already been acknowldge to the VMs from FAST Cache.

    Because of that behaviour the video stops when VMware View acknowledge all virtual desktops as ready for use. That’s is what matter at the end of the day.


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