diskspd \ Mass Storage

Discussion in 'Windows Server, Hyper-V Virtualization' started by scj6771, Nov 27, 2019.

  1. scj6771

    scj6771 New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2019
    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
    Anyone familar with the diskspd utility? I have had success with it testing server storage but how would I test a mass storage device like a SAN\Compellent Storage\Cluster?

    Would I run it from a server? If so how would I point diskspd to the corect storage\device?
     
    #1
  2. i386

    i386 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2016
    Messages:
    1,683
    Likes Received:
    412
    On the san you create a lun. You access that lun through iscsi on your server/workstation. In your server/workstation that lun should appear like a locally connected storage device that you could test with diskspd.
     
    #2
  3. scj6771

    scj6771 New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2019
    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
    Thanks for the info! I know the question was a tad vague, the storage in question is indeed clustered Compellent Storage. So I am assuming a mapped drive (if that can even be done) will not do the trick? Looks like iscsi is the way to go.
     
    #3
  4. cesmith9999

    cesmith9999 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2013
    Messages:
    1,100
    Likes Received:
    333
    iSCSI is only one way to connect to block storage. you may have a LUN presented to your server via fiber channel HBA. then you can get into HBA card settings to help with performance...

    Chris
     
    #4
Similar Threads: diskspd Mass
Forum Title Date
Windows Server, Hyper-V Virtualization Nonsensical diskspd results on tiered storage spaces volume Oct 22, 2018

Share This Page