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VM disk controllers throughput

Hello,

We have storage Dell MD3220 SAS, RAID6 (16*HDD 10K) and HPE host ESXi 6.7U3

we need to get the maximum performance for sequential reading with 1MB block size and QueueDepth=1.

I have tested various controllers for virtual machines to determine the maximum read throughput (burst rate):

esxi_vm_controllers.png

I am very surprised that the SATA controller has the maximum bandwidth at 1MB block size (and very low throughput for LSI Logic SAS).

Is there an explanation for this behaviour?

 

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