Tagged: esx

VMware about ESX swap on NFS: It’s okay

Paul Manning, from VMware, in response to a question I asked in the VI:OPS forums:

The current best practice for NFS is to not seperate the VM swap space from the VMhome directory on a NFS datastore. The reason for the originial recommendation was just good old fashioned conservitiveness.

More at the forum post, including more on the reasoning for the old recommendation of separating swap when using NFS – thanks, Paul, you made my day.

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VMware’s Comparison of Storage Protocol Performance

VMware has just released a paper entitled Comparison of Storage Protocol Performance (seen at Scale the Mind and blog.scottlowe.org); maybe this will help deflate some of the too-often repeated speculation that NFS is too slow for VMware ESX.
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