CNA Performance Testing: Your Mileage May Vary
SSG-NOW Subscription ContentWhen configuring a server that will be virtualized and placed in a Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) environment, it’s important to tune the server for optimal CPU utilization and balanced IOPs performance. Typically a server reaching the upper end of its CPU utilization adversely impacts the applications running on the server as they become sluggish or unresponsive. Servers that are deployed without virtualization are normally underutilized. By virtualizing the server, utilization can increase to somewhere north of 50% and leave adequate headroom for processing IO between the server and the converged Fibre Channel and Ethernet fabric.