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Slow I/O with new ML350 and ESXi

sam6nz
Occasional Visitor

Slow I/O with new ML350 and ESXi

Hi, I have a brand new ML350 G5, 4G ram, 3x 146G 15k SAS drives. Installed ESXi, created a base VM (40G win2008), but copying the base VM (using VI Datastore browser to take copy of base VM folder and paste to create the copy) takes a very very long time! I expected with 15k SAS drives things would be very fast, but it almost feels like its round-tripping from ESXi server to the VI client machine and back again it is so slow, and the drives grind away the whole time.
I am using all default settings in BIOS etc (I'm new to this), and I think by default there is enabled only one of the two NICs, it didn't set up RAID, ..?
Any pointers would be greatly appreciated.
Regards,
Sam