Oracle ZFS Storage Appliance available - What to test?

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  1. Markus

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    Hello guys,

    got a ZFS Storage Appliance from Oracle here combined with an Exadata (Quarter-Rack). They are connected with 40 Gbit/s Infiniband and I can test what you want :)

    Any ideas? Any hints how to test throughput?


    Won't expect too much as this appliance just have 24 spinners and RAM.

    Regards
    Markus
     
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  2. Evan

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    That appliance is the backup version ? I thought all versions of the ZFS storage appliance intended for workload these days are all flash ?

    Don’t really have anything to test just wondering.
     
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  3. Markus

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    This appliance will be used for the first backup tier. It will be replicated to another location and also be backuped to SAN.
     
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    Well you should of course be testing your primary use case;)
    I assume that will be streaming writes from your backup clients? Distributed or aggregated depending on how your environment is set up? Single or multiple write streams at the same time...?
     
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  5. Evan

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    When testing backup you want to fill the thing and keep backing up, you want to see the performance while it’s doing garbage collection so to speak. (Deleting snapshots)
     
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  6. Markus

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    I think the oracle guys want to backup by using RMAN. Probably I will suggest to fire up sevaral test dbs an simulate the real behavior...
     
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    But you need to load the DB’s so also creating decent amount of redo logs to really simulate a production load on the backup system, since I assume redolog backups would be hourly ? (With log shipping to standby DB a continuous process also)
     
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