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EVA 4400 Default i/o Block Size

 
Eric v Willegen
Advisor

EVA 4400 Default i/o Block Size

Hi Storage-Fans!

I've got a question from a customer :

What is the Default i/o Blocksize of a new created Vdisk? The want to align this OS-partition with the i/o blocksize of the Vdisk.

I've searched for this but cannot find any info about this.

Maybe someone can give me some additional info?

Thanks
Eric
Netherlands

 

 

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Uwe Zessin
Honored Contributor

Re: EVA 4400 Default i/o Block Size

The internal "chunksize" of previous generations was 128 KBytes. As far as I can tell, the size of the x400 series was not made public - maybe it is the same.

For the first-generation series 3000/5000 there was a customer advisory that suggested to align the partition to a 64-block (32-KByte boundary) to prevent a performace loss in some special write-intense VRAID-5 situations. It was claimed that alignment was not necessary in later products.

Of course it does not hurt if you do it anyway. On a Microsoft page it was written that they do not agree with "some vendor claims" that alignment did not improve performance.
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Eric v Willegen
Advisor

Re: EVA 4400 Default i/o Block Size

Thanks Uwe for this information. Do you have a link to the Customer Advisory you've mentioned?

Thanks
Uwe Zessin
Honored Contributor

Re: EVA 4400 Default i/o Block Size

Wow, they've moved it from the old Compaq system (PSD_OI040301_CW02) to the c9-system *and* it is still online *and, extra bonus* the database was able to recall it on the first try:

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&objectID=c01204487
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