We recently set up a vmware esxi free edition 3.5 host for our Exchange server an SQL server.
The disk performance seemed slow so I posted this question a week or so ago. An expert suggested that i upgrade to the latest version of esxi. I upgraded to 4.1 dell build and the performance is even worse now. I have attached both the HDtach from the 3.5 installation and the 4.1 installation.
What are my next steps for troubleshooting?
Below is my configuration, let me know if you need any more info.
- Dell Poweredge 2900
- ESXi 3.5
- Dual Quad core processors
- 20 GB memory
- Perc 5i
- Adaptive read ahead
- Write back
- RAID 10 with 8 drives
- 300GB 10K SAS (Varying manufacturers)
- Windows Server 2003 (800GB total)
o File Shares
- Windows Server 2003 (200GB total)
o SQL Server
Stripe size is 64kb, I did not change from default.