We are a Small Business
I have a speed issue with an IBM x3550 M2 VSphere 4.0.0 Update 1
1x Xeon 5530
12 gig RAM
1 IBM MR10i
4 Disc (RAID 5) 300 gb SAS 2 10k
2 Disc (RAID 0) to test. 300 gb SAS 2 10k
6 NIC (1 SC, 1 Failover, 4 active)
1 HP Procurve Switch 1400-24G
1 Linux Centos 5.4 - MySQL, 50 meg DB
1 Web Server - 2003 Server IIS (to display our website)
1 SQL Server 2000 Sp4 - 2003 Server (8.5 gig DB)
Disc configuration: LSI Logic Parrallel
1 vswitch (3 uplinks 1 gig)
The problem started from day 2 with slow response time from the SQL Server VM during the day; 5 - 6 users within our ERP software installed on a physical server box (Terminal Server). The ERP query SQL Server.
When I copy a 8 gig files from a VM to a physical server (a new machine, 1 gig NIC, RAID 5...) it take around 30 min.
I import a Virtual Machine Workstation with vConvertor (10 gig file) to test the speed it take around 45 min.
Tests done so far :
I had a 3Com baseline 1 gbs switch, I changed it for a HP Procurve 1400-24G brand new (I know it's basic, but it's a small company 15 users). no gain.
I created a vswitch to assign only "One Physical NIC" to the SQL VM no gain. I upgrade the vNIC to Vmnet3 no gain.
All the 3 Vms were running over the RAID 5, I try to improve the speed I installed 2 news 300 Gbs and create a RAID 0 and I move the SQL VM over. I didn't get any better result !!
The Disc latency average is around 10 - 20 ms.
Can the Mr10i was my bottleneck ?
Any suggestion to improve the speed or figure out the problem?
Thanks for your help.