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EVA4000 performance path

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Bernhard Mueller
Honored Contributor

EVA4000 performance path

Hi,

how can I find out (as quick as possible) which controller currently owns a certain vdisk of an EVA4K?

Explanation: server is HP-UX using pvlinks, would like to make sure all vdisks are on performance path.

Regards,
Bernhard
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Uwe Zessin
Honored Contributor
Solution

Re: EVA4000 performance path

C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\EVA Performance Monitor>evaperf vd

In the "Online To" column.
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Ivan Ferreira
Honored Contributor

Re: EVA4000 performance path

You have to use evaperf. But by default, the VDISK WWID is printed, not the VDISK name. You must create a file called fnames.conf to make the conversion. (See command view user guide).


Por que hacerlo dificil si es posible hacerlo facil? - Why do it the hard way, when you can do it the easy way?
Bernhard Mueller
Honored Contributor

Re: EVA4000 performance path

thanks for your help,

can I manually "move" vdisk, i.e. assign it to the other controller?

Regards,
Bernhard
NathanK
Regular Advisor

Re: EVA4000 performance path

I could be mistaken, but I thought the EVA 4/6/8 were active/active. When I do an evaperf vd it shows the vdisk connected to both controllers.
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Bernhard Mueller
Honored Contributor

Re: EVA4000 performance path

yes it is active on both, however, there should still be a "primary" or "owning" controller which provides the best performance for the respective vdisk.

Regards,
Bernhard
Uwe Zessin
Honored Contributor

Re: EVA4000 performance path

I haven't tried it on the EVA XL yet, but on the first generation EVAs I was able to change the preferred path in CV-EVA and a scan from the server (WWIDMGR on AlphaServer) did show that the change had happened.
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sdbs
Occasional Visitor

Re: EVA4000 performance path

What should be the best performance path setting on EVA4K?
We used the default setting for every VD, but the read hit ratio was too slow. Most of all the read requests were missed from the controller cache.
How we could tune the EVA4K performance ?
Who can help me?
Thanks a lot.
Tom O'Toole
Respected Contributor

Re: EVA4000 performance path


The cache hit rate itself shouldn't depend on the LUN owning controller.

Are you using evaperf to determine your cache hit rate?
Can you imagine if we used PCs to manage our enterprise systems? ... oops.
sdbs
Occasional Visitor

Re: EVA4000 performance path

Yes! I got the performance raw data by evaperf utility.

And we used 16 * 146GB 10K-rpm FC disks in two disk shelves.
Just create only one disk group.
Without DR and snapshot.