VMware - IOPS, Throughput and Latency

I need to get a good grip in understanding IOPS, Throughput  and Latency.
Do you have any good  guide with simple explanations for this please?
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Curt PetriccaIT TechnicianCommented:
Reach out to VMWare customer service and ask about a Ops Manager eval and they should start the process of getting you setup with the OVA.
cgeorgeisaacAuthor Commented:
To rephrase my request:  I need a basic guide that explains IOPS, Throughput  and Latency in VMware.
Scot HalvorsenCommented:
IOPS, Throughput, and Latency are all measurement terms used to quantify the performance of a system.

IOPS (Input/Output Operations per Second) is literally how many individual operations can be done in a second. This is normally used to measure storage devices, but it could be used for other things. The more IOPS you can do, usually the better the performance.

Throughput is measuring how fast one can push data to a device. If you think of lanes in a highway, 4 lanes will give you better throughput than 2 lanes.

Latency is the measurement of the time it takes for a request to receive a response. In terms of networks, this would be the time it takes for a computer to receive a response from its request.  Having your response be instantaneous would be ideal, however that is normally not the case. Most systems require many request/responses. Lower latency usually equates to better performance.

All of these things can be easily looked up on the web.

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