vmroyale
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Is anyone using Fusion-io that would care to comment?

Not looking for a sales pitch, just any real-world experiences that can be shared.

Brian Atkinson | vExpert | VMTN Moderator | Author of "VCP5-DCV VMware Certified Professional-Data Center Virtualization on vSphere 5.5 Study Guide: VCP-550" | @vmroyale | http://vmroyale.com
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EdWilts
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We had a couple of units in here for evaluation.  When they work, they work great - very fast.

Issues:

  • HP is slow to supply supported firmware and drivers and are at least 6 months behind VMware's release schedule
  • FusionIO is slow to update some of their other products to keep current with ESXi releases.  I haven't checked int eh last month, but they were still only supporting 4.1 for some of their products and not 5.0
  • We were able to brick the card with total loss of all data from within a guest.  This was repeatable and we did it (the 3rd time) with a FusionIO person on site.  We have not yet heard of a fix.  The card was bricked in about 14 seconds and made all data unrecoverable.  PSOD on the host.  This was from activities within the guest, not the host.

I like some of the functionality they've got and are coming out with but I'm certainly not ready to buy any right now.  GIven how many they've sold just in this area, I'm really surprised we were the first customer to discover how you can brick one from a guest.

.../Ed (VCP4, VCP5)
vmroyale
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Thanks Ed.

Anyone else?

Brian Atkinson | vExpert | VMTN Moderator | Author of "VCP5-DCV VMware Certified Professional-Data Center Virtualization on vSphere 5.5 Study Guide: VCP-550" | @vmroyale | http://vmroyale.com
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