DS1813+, NFS, VAAI, vSphere 6.0/5.5

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DS1813+, NFS, VAAI, vSphere 6.0/5.5

Postby twz2004 » Thu Apr 30, 2015 7:42 am

Tested on vSphere 5.5 and vSphere 6.0, with same results.

My lab:
Compute: DELL DCS6105 Cloud Server, x3 Nodes, 144GB RAM
Storage: Synology 1813+, RAID 10, NFS, VAAI plugin installed on all 3 ESXi nodes.

Lab Synology Logical Design:
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Seagate Barracuda 3TB Drives:
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Synology VAAI plugin installed:
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NFS list:
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vCenter showing VAAI enabled:
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Takes 12 minutes to clone a 25Gb VM, all residing on the same volume.
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To test if VAAI is working, I checked vpxa.log on all hosts when conducting cloning operations:
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As shown above, the log file was unable to reflect any VAAI operations. I also I have 'Enable write cache' enabled and I have x2 SSD drives I've assigned as cache drives to Volume1.
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Re: DS1813+, NFS, VAAI, vSphere 6.0/5.5

Postby someone » Tue May 19, 2015 5:52 pm

Same Problem here with my DS415+.
I use a test Licence of ESXi where VAAI should be enabled, becaue test enabels all APIs.
Reserving Space for a Disk takes as long as without VAAI Plugin.
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Re: DS1813+, NFS, VAAI, vSphere 6.0/5.5

Postby Necrite » Sun Jul 26, 2015 10:24 pm

I was just curious, did you ever figure this out? I can't seem to get VAAI working on NFS or iSCSI.
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Re: DS1813+, NFS, VAAI, vSphere 6.0/5.5

Postby darrenlin » Wed Jul 29, 2015 2:37 am

Did you obverse the network traffic in Resource Monitor in DSM or the performance graph of networks in vCenter? If there is no traffic, it means VAAI is working.

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