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MSA1500 poor performance

 
Brian Richter
Occasional Visitor

MSA1500 poor performance

My system performance is only about 80MBs, anyone have any suggestions for issues I can look into to gain a better performance?

Thanks
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James Muell
Valued Contributor

Re: MSA1500 poor performance

pls list the host specs incl multipathing, HBA model, drvr & fw.
list the MSA config incl fw rev; # arrays # of luns; Raid set type; # disks in each array # of logicals on each array.
Brian Richter
Occasional Visitor

Re: MSA1500 poor performance

Below is the capture from the controller settings, I only have a single switch and MSA controller connected right now, waiting to figure this problem out before I install the second and multipath software.

MSA1500 CS Controller
Controller MSA1500 CS Controller
Controller WWN 500508B300912DE1
Controller Serial Number PB9840NX3TB0AJ
Bus Interface Fibre Channel
Arbitrated Loop Physical Address Domain : 1, Area : 1, Port : 0

RAID ADG status Enabled
Host Controller PCI Based Fibre Channel Adapter
Host Controller Location Slot 1
Host Controller Adapter ID 210000E08B1EF077
Arbitrated Loop Physical Address (HOST) Domain : 1, Area : 7, Port : 0
RAID Array ID SGA051401E
RAID Array Serial Number SGA051401E
Firmware Version 4.94
Rebuild Priority Low
Expand Priority Low
Current Surface Scan Delay 3 sec
Number of Arrays 8
Number of Logical Drives 8
Number of Physical Drives 56
Physical Drives Attached to Port 1 Box 1 : Bay 1, 300 GB (Parallel SCSI)
Box 1 : Bay 2, 300 GB (Parallel SCSI)
Box 1 : Bay 3, 300 GB (Parallel SCSI)
Box 1 : Bay 4, 300 GB (Parallel SCSI)
Box 1 : Bay 5, 300 GB (Parallel SCSI)
Box 1 : Bay 6, 300 GB (Parallel SCSI)
Box 1 : Bay 7, 300 GB (Parallel SCSI)
Box 1 : Bay 8, 300 GB (Parallel SCSI)
Box 1 : Bay 9, 300 GB (Parallel SCSI)
Box 1 : Bay 10, 300 GB (Parallel SCSI)
Box 1 : Bay 11, 300 GB (Parallel SCSI)
Box 1 : Bay 12, 300 GB (Parallel SCSI)
Box 1 : Bay 13, 300 GB (Parallel SCSI)
Box 1 : Bay 14, 300 GB (Parallel SCSI)

Physical Drives Attached to Port 2 Box 2 : Bay 1, 72.8 GB (Parallel SCSI)
Box 2 : Bay 2, 72.8 GB (Parallel SCSI)
Box 2 : Bay 3, 72.8 GB (Parallel SCSI)
Box 2 : Bay 4, 72.8 GB (Parallel SCSI)
Box 2 : Bay 5, 72.8 GB (Parallel SCSI)
Box 2 : Bay 6, 72.8 GB (Parallel SCSI)
Box 2 : Bay 7, 72.8 GB (Parallel SCSI)
Box 2 : Bay 8, 72.8 GB (Parallel SCSI)
Box 2 : Bay 9, 72.8 GB (Parallel SCSI)
Box 2 : Bay 10, 72.8 GB (Parallel SCSI)
Box 2 : Bay 11, 72.8 GB (Parallel SCSI)
Box 2 : Bay 12, 72.8 GB (Parallel SCSI)
Box 2 : Bay 13, 72.8 GB (Parallel SCSI)
Box 2 : Bay 14, 72.8 GB (Parallel SCSI)

Physical Drives Attached to Port 3 Box 3 : Bay 1, 300 GB (Parallel SCSI)
Box 3 : Bay 2, 300 GB (Parallel SCSI)
Box 3 : Bay 3, 300 GB (Parallel SCSI)
Box 3 : Bay 4, 300 GB (Parallel SCSI)
Box 3 : Bay 5, 300 GB (Parallel SCSI)
Box 3 : Bay 6, 300 GB (Parallel SCSI)
Box 3 : Bay 7, 300 GB (Parallel SCSI)
Box 3 : Bay 8, 300 GB (Parallel SCSI)
Box 3 : Bay 9, 300 GB (Parallel SCSI)
Box 3 : Bay 10, 300 GB (Parallel SCSI)
Box 3 : Bay 11, 300 GB (Parallel SCSI)
Box 3 : Bay 12, 300 GB (Parallel SCSI)
Box 3 : Bay 13, 300 GB (Parallel SCSI)
Box 3 : Bay 14, 300 GB (Parallel SCSI)

Physical Drives Attached to Port 4 Box 4 : Bay 1, 300 GB (Parallel SCSI)
Box 4 : Bay 2, 300 GB (Parallel SCSI)
Box 4 : Bay 3, 300 GB (Parallel SCSI)
Box 4 : Bay 4, 300 GB (Parallel SCSI)
Box 4 : Bay 5, 300 GB (Parallel SCSI)
Box 4 : Bay 6, 300 GB (Parallel SCSI)
Box 4 : Bay 7, 300 GB (Parallel SCSI)
Box 4 : Bay 8, 300 GB (Parallel SCSI)
Box 4 : Bay 9, 300 GB (Parallel SCSI)
Box 4 : Bay 10, 300 GB (Parallel SCSI)
Box 4 : Bay 11, 300 GB (Parallel SCSI)
Box 4 : Bay 12, 300 GB (Parallel SCSI)
Box 4 : Bay 13, 300 GB (Parallel SCSI)
Box 4 : Bay 14, 300 GB (Parallel SCSI)

All Physical Drives Assigned Yes

Array Accelerator
Present Yes
Cache Status Enabled
Accelerator Ratio 10% Read /90% Write
Read Cache Size 52 MB
Write Cache Size 460 MB
Battery Pack Count 2
Battery Status OK

MSA1500 CS Controller in SGA051401E
Parallel SCSI Array A

300 GB Parallel SCSI Drive at Box 1 : Bay 1
300 GB Parallel SCSI Drive at Box 1 : Bay 2
300 GB Parallel SCSI Drive at Box 1 : Bay 3
300 GB Parallel SCSI Drive at Box 1 : Bay 4
Logical Drive 1 (858305 MB, RAID 5 )

Parallel SCSI Array B

300 GB Parallel SCSI Drive at Box 1 : Bay 5
300 GB Parallel SCSI Drive at Box 1 : Bay 6
300 GB Parallel SCSI Drive at Box 1 : Bay 7
300 GB Parallel SCSI Drive at Box 1 : Bay 8
300 GB Parallel SCSI Drive at Box 1 : Bay 9
300 GB Parallel SCSI Drive at Box 1 : Bay 10
300 GB Parallel SCSI Drive at Box 1 : Bay 11
300 GB Parallel SCSI Drive at Box 1 : Bay 12
Logical Drive 2 (2002712 MB, RAID 5 )

Parallel SCSI Array C

300 GB Parallel SCSI Drive at Box 1 : Bay 13
300 GB Parallel SCSI Drive at Box 1 : Bay 14
Logical Drive 3 (286101 MB, RAID 1+0 )

Parallel SCSI Array D

72.8 GB Parallel SCSI Drive at Box 2 : Bay 1
72.8 GB Parallel SCSI Drive at Box 2 : Bay 2
72.8 GB Parallel SCSI Drive at Box 2 : Bay 3
72.8 GB Parallel SCSI Drive at Box 2 : Bay 4
72.8 GB Parallel SCSI Drive at Box 2 : Bay 5
72.8 GB Parallel SCSI Drive at Box 2 : Bay 6
72.8 GB Parallel SCSI Drive at Box 2 : Bay 7
72.8 GB Parallel SCSI Drive at Box 2 : Bay 8
72.8 GB Parallel SCSI Drive at Box 2 : Bay 9
72.8 GB Parallel SCSI Drive at Box 2 : Bay 10
72.8 GB Parallel SCSI Drive at Box 2 : Bay 11
72.8 GB Parallel SCSI Drive at Box 2 : Bay 12
72.8 GB Parallel SCSI Drive at Box 2 : Bay 13
72.8 GB Parallel SCSI Drive at Box 2 : Bay 14
Logical Drive 4 (486249 MB, RAID 1+0 )

Parallel SCSI Array E

300 GB Parallel SCSI Drive at Box 3 : Bay 1
300 GB Parallel SCSI Drive at Box 3 : Bay 2
300 GB Parallel SCSI Drive at Box 3 : Bay 3
300 GB Parallel SCSI Drive at Box 3 : Bay 4
Logical Drive 5 (858305 MB, RAID 5 )

Parallel SCSI Array F with Spare

300 GB Parallel SCSI Drive at Box 3 : Bay 11
300 GB Parallel SCSI Drive at Box 3 : Bay 12
300 GB Parallel SCSI Drive at Box 3 : Bay 13
300 GB Parallel SCSI Drive at Box 3 : Bay 14
300 GB Parallel SCSI Drive at Box 4 : Bay 1
300 GB Parallel SCSI Drive at Box 4 : Bay 2
300 GB Parallel SCSI Drive at Box 4 : Bay 3
300 GB Parallel SCSI Drive at Box 4 : Bay 4
300 GB Parallel SCSI Drive at Box 3 : Bay 10 (Spare)
Logical Drive 6 (1144407 MB, RAID 1+0 )

Parallel SCSI Array G

300 GB Parallel SCSI Drive at Box 4 : Bay 5
300 GB Parallel SCSI Drive at Box 4 : Bay 6
300 GB Parallel SCSI Drive at Box 4 : Bay 7
300 GB Parallel SCSI Drive at Box 4 : Bay 8
300 GB Parallel SCSI Drive at Box 4 : Bay 9
300 GB Parallel SCSI Drive at Box 4 : Bay 10
300 GB Parallel SCSI Drive at Box 4 : Bay 11
300 GB Parallel SCSI Drive at Box 4 : Bay 12
300 GB Parallel SCSI Drive at Box 4 : Bay 13
300 GB Parallel SCSI Drive at Box 4 : Bay 14
Logical Drive 7 (1430508 MB, RAID 1+0 )

Parallel SCSI Array H

300 GB Parallel SCSI Drive at Box 3 : Bay 5
300 GB Parallel SCSI Drive at Box 3 : Bay 6
300 GB Parallel SCSI Drive at Box 3 : Bay 7
300 GB Parallel SCSI Drive at Box 3 : Bay 8
300 GB Parallel SCSI Drive at Box 3 : Bay 9
Logical Drive 8 (1430508 MB, RAID 0 )
Brian Richter
Occasional Visitor

Re: MSA1500 poor performance

HBA is QLogic driver 9.0.2.11 FCA 221x Fibre Channel HBA

Firmware 3.03.12
Option Rom 1.34
Martin Smoral
Trusted Contributor

Re: MSA1500 poor performance

There are a lot of variables of course(Raid level, Read, Write or R/W, Random or Sequential, Controller Cache your set for 10% Read /90% Write ) but from your config info all your arrays/logicals are on a single Ultra3 (160 MB/s)SCSI Bus except array F/Logical 6. For better performance on the MSA1500 side, I would have recommended creating the arrays across all 4 SCSI channels. As a test, check the performance on Logical 6 with Array G/Logical 7. They are similiar size and both Raid 1. If 6 has better performance then it is probobly cause it is using 2 SCSI channels vs only 1 on logical 7 and would be even better with all 4 Channels. I would also recommend upgrading the MSA FW to the latest 5.10 from your 4.98