Thursday 16 June 2011

2 Node SR1695GPRX2AC Hyper-V Cluster – Promise VTrak DAS I/O Bandwidth

We have a client’s SBS 2008 and SQL 2005/8 server being restored to our Hyper-V cluster running on our pilot two node Intel Server Systems connected to a Promise VTrak RAID Subsystem.

We already stood a Windows 7 Enterprise x64 desktop VM up on the cluster to test everything prior to running this restore.

The following are a couple of live performance graphs from the VTrak web GUI:



Once we have our client’s SBS and SQL up and running in the cluster we will install and run Passmark’s BurnInTest Pro on all of the VMs to stress the CPU, memory, and disk I/O subsystem.

We will then be able to get a idea of what kind of sustained I/O bandwidth the system can handle.

Philip Elder
Microsoft Small Business Specialists
Co-Author: SBS 2008 Blueprint Book

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