The browser version you are using is not recommended for this site.
Please consider upgrading to the latest version of your browser by clicking one of the following links.

We are sorry, This PDF is available in download format only

Deliver Low-Cost, High-IOPS VM Datastores on Nexenta*, Intel® SSD

The purpose of this document is to give IT professionals instruction on how to construct a purpose-built high-IOPS, low-cost Storage Area Network (SAN) using off-the-shelf Intel components, the Nexenta* software stack, and VMware ESXi* 5.1. This software-based storage solution is specifically targeted at highly dense virtual environments that interleave VM I/O resulting in a mostly random I/O demand, also known as the I/O Blender. This document steps through basic installation and setup of hardware, Nexenta* software, and connection of NFS datastores at the VMware host system to NFS shares on a Nexenta* server.

In addition, this document explains a best known method for hardware and NFS setup in Nexenta* software for optimal performance as a VM datastore using Intel® 10 Gigabit Ethernet Controllers and Intel® Solid-State Drive Data Center S3500 Series (Intel® SSD DC S3500 Series) products.

Read the full Deliver Low-Cost, High-IOPS VM Datastores on Nexenta*, Intel® SSD Solution Blueprint.

Related Videos