VMware demonstrated the impressive storage I/O capabilities of vSphere 5 recently when a single host achieved 1 MILLION IOPS. We can do a whole bunch of IOPS - which is really cool. This is way more IOPS than just about any workload needs and demonstrates that storage throughput is not a problem for vSphere.
I had a small part to play in this effort. I got an email in June asking if I had a large server that I could loan out for a few weeks. It turned out that I did have a four socket server with 512GB of RAM that we had already purchased, and had shipped, but had not yet arrived. So as soon as it arrived at our lab, I had it immediately shipped right back out to an EMC lab the same day. They had a deadline of just a few weeks to get everything done.
Three weeks later I got an email that it was ready to ship back, I provided our address and received the 1 million IOPS server back in my lab another week later. I'm now using this famous 1 million IOPS server for some other tests and it will reappear in future blogs and white papers. It kinda feels like working with a rockstar.
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