To write a ful stride, we need to write to all data disks. Part 1 – Summary. With V, always configure at least 4 arrays, and if possible, multiples of 4. Is the workload random or sequential? Type in a Name: Provide a reason for quarantining this blog entry optional:
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An array has a defined strip size. In this case, 8 data disks, so 8x kb 2MB. Previous Entry Main Next Entry. Provide a reason for quarantining this blog entry optional: In Part 3, I will discuss storage pool configurations, mdisk groups in old SVC parlance Sbc finally in Part 4, I will discuss volume vdisk and host configurations.
That means you need at least 4 arrays per V to get maximal CPU core performance. Lets say the strip is kb.
Optimal configurations require at least 4 arrays, to ensure maximal core usage. Any questions, feel free to ask. Is the host optimally configured for the storage system?
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kbm Is the workload random or sequential? Sequential Processing When it comes to sequential reads and writes, here you can get the benefits of both capacity and bandwidth. Thats because when it comes to all things related to storage performance, more often than not, “it depends”.
What striping is happening where? With V, always configure at least 4 arrays, and if possible, multiples of 4.
There are so many factors that contribute to getting the best performance out of a storage system, that it really does depend on what you are trying to achieve. This is commonly referred to as “full stride writes” or “full strip writes” – essentially you are writing all new data across all disk that make up the array, and in memory, calculating the new parity data.
How to find the IBM Do you need the most MB or GB per second? When a RAID-5 array has to write to a strip, it needs to read the existing strip, read the existing parity strip, update the existing strip read modify, write and then calculate the new parity. You lose the parity disk’s worth of capacity with parity data. Since arrays can be accessed through both nodes in the V system, 4 is enough, on each node, one array will be assigned and processed through one core.
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Part 1 – Summary. Now we only have to use 9x kb writes, and no reads.
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Within the SVC softare that runs on the V, we have worked for many years over 12 now on making the code path and per core processing as consistent as possible. Looking at IBM Spect I was once creditied in an IBM Redbook, with the comment: Here your reads will come from just one disk in the array. If the host then issues a single 2MB write, we can write across all 8 svv, in memory calculate the parity and write that too.
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