Technical Demo - VMware VVols with SolidFire Quality of Service

In this demonstration video, we highlight the SolidFire and VMware VVol integration and show how it can be used to manage storage quality of service (QoS) on a per-VM basis.

VMware VVols with SolidFire guaranteed QoS enables you to manage storage performance from vCenter, create storage performance policies, eliminate the 256 target limit, and change performance on the fly.



Video Transcription

Welcome to the VMware VVOLs with SolidFire Quality of Service demonstration video. We are going to demonstrate our integration with VMware VVols and how you can use it to manage the quality of service settings on a per VM basis. Simply create an administrator account on the SolidFire system. We're now going to see that there's only one volume that's in the SolidFire system. We'll create the second with vCenter. You go into storage, and you add a new storage provider for VVols. Enter in a name, the URL, username and password that we had just created inside of SolidFire. From there the next step is to enable the storage provider. We'll go down and see that SolidFire is listed and select enable.

After we've enabled it, we're going to and look at the storage policies today. We're going to create a new storage policy. You can name this whatever you want. This is just the friendly name. You are able to create as many storage profiles as you need for your use case. For SolidFire we're able to select the vendor of SolidFire and insert our min, max and burst settings that we want set for this volume policy. VVols integrated with SolidFire has now been fully set up and is ready to use. You can see inside the system that VMware vSphere is completely aware of SolidFire and the attributes it is reporting back.

What we're going to do now is create a new virtual machine. During this creation a lot of this looks the same. When we get down to select storage, that's when the VMware VVols integration comes in. When we select SolidFire QoS as the VM policy, select ESXI 6 [inaudible 00:02:03] later and then select the desire operating system that we want for this virtual machine. We're now ready to provision the virtual machine and create a volume with that specific QoS in SolidFire. We're going to refresh the SolidFire page, and you'll see that there has been a second volume created. It was created by VMware VVols with that specific min, man and burst. Thank you for watching the VMware VVols with SolidFire Quality of Service demo.

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Categories: VMware, Product, Quality of Service,

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