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SMVI 2.0 Scalability

Hi Community,

Does anyone know how SMVI 2.0 scales?  I mean, how many virtual machines, datastores, clusters, ESX hosts, etc. can SMVI handle without getting timeout errors or just not working?

Thanks!

Jeff

Re: SMVI 2.0 Scalability

I don't have experience with SMVI  2.0 yet (soon), but on SMVI 1.0 we have 15 (very large 24CPU, 256GB RAM) hosts with 7 NFS datastore and about 425 VMs.  I did notice that if I create a single schedule to perform the snapshots, I would get timeouts on disk on VMs and a lot of alerts about high latency.  I created separate schedules for each datastore and staggered them by 10 minutes--all the latency issues and timeouts disappeared.  This surprised me since I have filer based daily snapshots which all occur at midnight as a backup (in case SMVI is not functioning I still want snapshots).  Those never caused timeouts, but I suspect there must be logic to handle that workload serially.