Application practice of VMware based on xe2000

Xe2000 is an all-in-one software definition storage machine newly developed by xsky, which integrates the functions of block and file storage. It is mainly used forVirtualization and databaseTwo application scenarios.

In the virtualization scenario, the storage and virtualization adopt the separate deployment architecture, and the dual 10 Gigabit switches are stacked redundancy. The management network needs to communicate with the office network for cluster management. Gigabit network is recommended. Service network is used for block and File protocol access, and 10 Gigabit network is recommended.

01VMware application practices

In this paperVMware6.5As an example (also applicable toVMare5.5/6.0/6.7)。

After xe2000 creates the block storage volume, map the volume to VMware. Log in to the VMware vSphere web client interface and click[storage adapter] – [iSCSI software adapter] – [target] – [add] – [virtual IP Group VIP] – [OK]Finish adding a path.

After adding two VIPs in [dynamic discovery], the stored target iqn will appear in [static discovery].

After rescanning the storage, the xsky storage device will be found in [device].

click[create data store] – [Select [vmfs] type and connect to [next] – [Select storage device and name data store – > select vmfs version

Select the default setting for partition configuration, click [next] to confirm that the information is correct, and click [finish] to successfully add the data storage.

Multipath setting: select xsky storage in [storage device]; Click Edit multipath in the multipath policy in the device [properties]; Select the [cycle] mode and click OK to complete the setting.

Check the path status in the device [path]. When all paths are active, it indicates that the setting is successful.

The ATS of VM is a link detection mechanism. In some cases, the ATS of VMware will misjudge the link interruption and disconnect the connection with storage, resulting in the virtual machine can not be used. It is recommended to disable VMware ATS signal detection.

Note: this action will not disable the ATS datastore locking mechanism. It is not recommended to disable the ATS datastore locking mechanism.

1. Log in esxi host system through xshell tool and execute the following cli command to disable ATS signal detection

#esxcli system setTIngs advanced set -i 0 -o /VMFS3/UseATSForHBOnVMFS5

2. Query results through the following command: [int value: 0 indicates ATS is disabled]

#esxcli system setTIngs advanced list -o /VMFS3/UseATSForHBOnVMFS5

02VMware scenario optimization

In the VMware scenario, xe2000 is deeply optimized. Xsky is not only a partner of VMware elite technology alliance, but also wonVaai certification。 Through the close cooperation between the two sides, the performance, manageability and reliability of the storage system are further enhanced.

The success of cloud gathering can help realize the unified monitoring of virtual machines across cloud platforms, support IOPs, bandwidth and delay statistics with virtualization as granularity, show the corresponding relationship between VM and Vol, and accurately locate hot spots or fault resources for operation and maintenance.

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