Solved

Need to get more through put between esx4i and physical system

Posted on 2010-09-20
4
546 Views
Last Modified: 2013-11-11
I have an ESX4i 4.1 server setup. I'm running a Win7 VM off the local drive. I have 4 NICs setup as teaming for load balancing.

I have another physical system running Win7 64bit with a raid 5 config. I have 4nics in this system setup as intel teaming for loading balancing.

Now I copy ripped blurays back and forth. They are in the range of 30gb to 45gb. So I'm looking to get eh best through put possible.

Right now when I copy I get about 66MB /sec. Now I get that weather the ESX server has 1 nic, or nics teamed. Why is that. Should I get more through put?

How can I increase the through put. I figured with 4 nics teamed on each system, this should be faster. The nics are all running at 1gb.

What am I doing wrong?
0
Comment
Question by:rdefino
  • 3
4 Comments
 
LVL 8

Expert Comment

by:RGRodgers
ID: 33717158
How are you doing the copy?  In order for load balancing to work, you need to have multiple tasks driving the I/O.  If you only have one stream, you cannot load more than one NIC.
0
 

Author Comment

by:rdefino
ID: 33717178
I'm just doing a copy and paste. Is there a better way?
0
 
LVL 8

Accepted Solution

by:
RGRodgers earned 500 total points
ID: 33718049
Probably, but it really depends on what you are moving.  If it is a single file, trying to get more than one stream may be difficult.  Options like BitTorrent might help, but it's an atypical application for internal data moves.  If you are moving multiple files, you could use tools such as RichCopy or its competitors.
http://www.addictivetips.com/windows-tips/microsoft-richcopy-is-gui-for-robocopy-and-more/
The point to understand is that in order to get high levels of thruput associated with load balancing and similar technologies, you have to multithread the process.  And, all facilites along the path must be multithreaded including processes, storage, NIC's, etc.
0
 
LVL 8

Expert Comment

by:RGRodgers
ID: 33727349
How is this going?  Did you make some progress?
0

Featured Post

Enterprise Mobility and BYOD For Dummies

Like “For Dummies” books, you can read this in whatever order you choose and learn about mobility and BYOD; and how to put a competitive mobile infrastructure in place. Developed for SMBs and large enterprises alike, you will find helpful use cases, planning, and implementation.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

The recent Microsoft changes on update philosophy for Windows pre-10 and their impact on existing WSUS implementations.
On some Windows 7 (SP1) computers, Windows Update becomes super slow even the computer is reasonably fast.  There's one solution that seemed to have worked well for me (after trying a few other suggested solutions).
In this Micro Tutorial viewers will learn how to use Boot Corrector from Paragon Rescue Kit Free to identify and fix the boot problems of Windows 7/8/2012R2 etc. As an example is used Windows 2012R2 which lost its active partition flag (often happen…
The Task Scheduler is a powerful tool that is built into Windows. It allows you to schedule tasks (actions) on a recurring basis, such as hourly, daily, weekly, monthly, at log on, at startup, on idle, etc. This video Micro Tutorial is a brief intro…

777 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question