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P2000 G3 performance issue

 
OsiTr
Occasional Visitor

P2000 G3 performance issue

Hi All

 

We have just purchased a P2000 G3 (SAS model), which is supposed to have 6gig SAS. It appears we are only getting 3gig througput though.

 

I'm accessing a 24 disk RAID50 VDISK (24x600GB 10K SAS drives), and it maxes out at exactly 375MB/sec, which is theoretically the upper limit of 3Gb SAS. As soon as it hits this amount a "show host-port statistics" shows a non-zero queue depth. The servers are HP DL380 G7 (dual X5690 running Windows 2008 R2) and there is currently nothing using IOPS on the storage. We are using the SC08e HBA, with the latest driver. 

 

Interestinigly enough, we have an older MSA2324sa G2 (with 500GB 7200rpm drives), which gets identical sequential read/write numbers, so I must assume there is something wrong here.

 

Everything in Windows and on the P2000 SMU shows 6gbit/sec connections, so what am I missing?

 

Thanks

 

A

 

 

4 REPLIES 4
Johan Guldmyr
Honored Contributor

Re: P2000 G3 performance issue

Hi, are the 6G SAS connections you see on both the disks and the host ports?

OsiTr
Occasional Visitor

Re: P2000 G3 performance issue

Everything appears to be 6Gb.

 

I've just fiddled with the MPIO settings (changed to failover instead of round robin) and I'm getting closer to 500MB/sec now, which is more than 3Gbit/sec, so I think this might have fixed the problem. Would be better to be getting 700MB/sec, but we can live with this.

 

 

Johan Guldmyr
Honored Contributor

Re: P2000 G3 performance issue

Good.

 

Check out the ownerships of the vdisks/volumes. I believe you can right-click on them in the left-hand pane.

 

Should be good for your performance to split the load between the controllers if you haven't done this already.

OsiTr
Occasional Visitor

Re: P2000 G3 performance issue

Thanks, I have split the vdisks between the two controllers for load balancing.