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Total latency for FCP LUN

Hello,  I'm trying to figure out how to get total latency for a FCP LUN. I have following numbers from perfstat:

 

fc_lif_1: avg_read_latency:1677.41us
fc_lif_1:avg_write_latency:1906.61us
fc_lif_1:avg_other_latency:261.62us

 

Taking a look at particular LUN-numbers:

 

lunx:avg_read_latency:1.78ms
lunx:avg_write_latency:2.42ms
lunx:avg_unmap_latency:0ms
lunx:avg_other_latency:0.92ms

 

Combining FCP lif read latency 1.68ms + LUN read latency 1.78ms, would it be right to say complete FCP latency "inside" the controller is 3.46ms? What I'm trying to get is total time spent when FCP read request arrive at controller and leaves FCP port to user.

 

EDIT: Does LUN or FCP latency include compression, dedup etc?

 

Cheers,

Sup

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Re: Total latency for FCP LUN

Hi

 

the LUN latency already include the network "round trip" that i believe you refer to - see:

LUN Latency ~= VolumeLatency * ROUNDUP(OperationSize / 64KB) + NetworkRoundTripTime * (ROUNDUP(OperationSize / SegmentLength) - 1*)

 

So you don't need to add the LIF latency yourself.

https://kb.netapp.com/app/answers/answer_view/a_id/1002524/loc/en_US#__highlight

 

based on it. i also assume that it include the latency Dedup and other volume/aggr level efficiencies add/reduce.

Gidi Marcus (Linkedin) - Storage and Microsoft technologies consultant - Hydro IT LTD - UK

Re: Total latency for FCP LUN

Hi Gidi,

 

and thanks for your valuable answer. 

Taking a look at the link you posted, it has intresting section:

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Initial test with 64KB read operations (host measured latency = 103ms, controller lun latency == volume latency ~ 0.06ms):

fas01*> stats show -r -n 1 -i 5 volume:demo2:read_latency volume:demo2:read_ops lun:/vol/demo2/lun2-BLH0G?BQgK/T:avg_read_latency lun:/vol/demo2/lun2-BLH0G?BQgK/T:read_ops
volume:demo2:read_latency:61.42us
volume:demo2:read_ops:9/s
lun:/vol/demo2/lun2-BLH0G?BQgK/T:avg_read_latency:0.04ms
lun:/vol/demo2/lun2-BLH0G?BQgK/T:read_ops:9/s

Test with 128KB read operations (host measured latency = 205ms, controller LUN latency of 101ms includes 1 network round trip):

fas01*> stats show -r -n 1 -i 5 volume:demo2:read_latency volume:demo2:read_ops lun:/vol/demo2/lun2-BLH0G?BQgK/T:avg_read_latency lun:/vol/demo2/lun2-BLH0G?BQgK/T:read_ops
volume:demo2:read_latency:44.71us
volume:demo2:read_ops:9/s
lun:/vol/demo2/lun2-BLH0G?BQgK/T:avg_read_latency:101.58ms
lun:/vol/demo2/lun2-BLH0G?BQgK/T:read_ops:4/s

Test with 256KB read operations (host measured latency = 408ms, controller LUN latency of 302ms includes 3 network round trips):

fas01*> stats show -r -n 1 -i 5 volume:demo2:read_latency volume:demo2:read_ops lun:/vol/demo2/lun2-BLH0G?BQgK/T:avg_read_latency lun:/vol/demo2/lun2-BLH0G?BQgK/T:read_ops
volume:demo2:read_latency:47.02ussss
volume:demo2:read_ops:10/s
lun:/vol/demo2/lun2-BLH0G?BQgK/T:avg_read_latency:302.62ms
lun:/vol/demo2/lun2-BLH0G?BQgK/T:read_ops:2/s

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First testing is OK, but I don't understand how one round trip (which I understand is host requesting two read operations to get two 64k chunks), can  add 100ms to the lun latency. And to read 256 (4*64k) adds 2 * 100ms. Must be testing thing or something, those latencies are grazy..

Re: Total latency for FCP LUN

indeed - the latency added to prove the point. they mention:

In the example below, a Linux iSCSI client is used with network latency artificially added by running the following command:

# tc qdisc add dev eth0 root netem delay 100ms

 

Gidi Marcus (Linkedin) - Storage and Microsoft technologies consultant - Hydro IT LTD - UK
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