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Performance Lefthand VSA against Lefthand P4000

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mclmicha_1
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Performance Lefthand VSA against Lefthand P4000

Hi all,

does anybody has experiences belonging the performance of a Lefthand VSA against a Lefthand P4000.
If taking the same HW with the same qty of drives but with ESXi and Lefthand VSA. No other VM is on the system, just the VSA. Of course it will be slower, but how much slower.

Thanks for answering.

Regards


Michael

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Patrick Terlisten
Honored Contributor

Re: Performance Lefthand VSA against Lefthand P4000

Hello Michael,

hard to say. It depends on so many things. Sure a VSA can be faster then a P4000, especially if you have fast backend-storage.

In you case I would think about 5% or 10% overhead for virtualization.

Best regards,
Patrick
Best regards,
Patrick
Steven Clementi
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Re: Performance Lefthand VSA against Lefthand P4000

I just got out of a LHN Training class. If i read the note correctly, the VSA performs @90% under SAN/iQ running on physical hardware (A P4000)... so about a 10% hit.


Steven
Steven Clementi
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mclmicha_1
Advisor

Re: Performance Lefthand VSA against Lefthand P4000

Hi Patrik, hi Steven,

thanks for your answers.

Just a unterstanding question to you Steven.
Do you mean the VSA has 90% of the P4000 performance or do you mean the VSA has (only) 10% of the P4000 performane.

If you means second I can't understand that HP wants so much money for the VSA.


Regards Michael
Uwe Zessin
Honored Contributor

Re: Performance Lefthand VSA against Lefthand P4000

the VSA has 90% of the P4000 performance

By "10% hit" he meant overhead.
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mclmicha_1
Advisor

Re: Performance Lefthand VSA against Lefthand P4000

Uwe,

thanks for helping in understanding and once again thanks the others for help.

Michael
Gauche
Trusted Contributor

Re: Performance Lefthand VSA against Lefthand P4000

I'd expand on that a little bit.
Agree with the 90% when it comes to small IO, random IOPS like databases.
But when it comes to sequential workload, like file copies, cloning, backups, streaming, etc.
More like the VSA is only 60 to 70% as good as physical platforms made out of simliar hardware.
It comes down to the virtual network the VSA is hooked up to being significantly less performance and load balanced.

That is why some have been able to build some fast VSA though too, they put a lot of effort into making a really good virtual network.
Adam C, LeftHand Product Manger