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Vforum report [VSAN6.7 Update3 update information]

I had a chance to listen to a session about vSAN, so write down the memo

There were many improvements in software performance, especially the point that the writing performance was improved, and that he was working on future performance improvements by using PMEM(persistent memory).


VSAN 6.7 Update3 high level summary

  • Improved write performance (LSOM)
  • Recovery from disk failure can be done faster and more flexibly.
    Improvement of capacity problem at resynchronization due to policy change
    Parallel re-synchronization (parallel processing)

Contents of the session

Improved write performance (LSOM)

  • IO cache> Data flow to capacity area
    LSOM-> SSOM-> (Elevator)-> Capacity
    ACK is returned at the time described in each node LSOM
  • Addressed the problem of large sequential write delay during deduplication and compression.
    There was delay variation (referred to as delay performance deviation)

Improvement of capacity problem at re-synchronization due to policy change

  • VSAN can change policy dynamically, but required 25-35% free space (slack space) at this time
  • This is because data was dynamically moved after policy change at the same time.
  • Modified algorithm to move sequentially
  • Re-synchronization temporarily stopped when capacity becomes tight

No automatic data rebalancing

  • Manual (can be implemented if maximum and minimum are 30% off)
  • Set this as a threshold, and if the difference between the maximum and minimum exceeds the threshold, automatic rebalance will run after 30 minutes
  • Since this can be turned on / off, automatic / manual can be changed by setting

Parallel resynchronization (parallel processing)

  • Previously single processing per object
  • In some cases, there was a surplus of resources during resynchronization, but there was a delay in single processing.
  • Data resynchronization is performed within the available resource range up to 50 parallel

Regarding vSAN and future hardware

  • NVMe is the mainstream, PMEM is the future
  • We are planning next-generation ALL NVMe from cash + capacity NVMe handles capacity (caches PMEM as NVDIMM)
  • Benchmark

Vsan 6.7U1 (SSD + HDD) VS Vsan 6.7U3 (PMEM + NVMe)
Without deduplication, there is little difference in performance.
With deduplication, there is a significant improvement in Write performance (RAID1 Random, RAID5 Random)
In the original sequential, the performance improvement is about 10% ... maybe because the Write Buffer is not used up.
Expectations for software improvements.
Very low CPU overhead (about 3-4%)

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