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  • 1.  How to create a RamDisk under ESXi 5?

    Posted Sep 29, 2011 03:24 PM

    Hello,

    This is for virtual Appliance Performance testing in lab, so no critical production data and no VMware support is required here .

    Can we create a Ramdisk under ESXi 5?

    My Goal is then to create a VMFS on the Ramdisk to run a dedicated Virtual Appliance and then benchmark with IOMeter...

    Best Regards

    Thanks to the VMware Community!



  • 2.  RE: How to create a RamDisk under ESXi 5?

    Posted Sep 29, 2011 04:08 PM

    You can create a RAMDisk in the VM itself, we've done that (such as Linux using GRUB).



  • 3.  RE: How to create a RamDisk under ESXi 5?

    Posted Sep 29, 2011 08:08 PM

    Here's a link to a video which demostrates a VMFS ram-disk

    Hey Drummonds forget SSD – RAM is the future



  • 4.  RE: How to create a RamDisk under ESXi 5?

    Posted Sep 30, 2011 07:49 PM

    Eric Sloof wrote:

    Here's a link to a video which demostrates a VMFS ram-disk

    Hey Drummonds forget SSD – RAM is the future

    Bleh, only problem with the iSCSI way is that 3000 IOPS for a RAMDisk is terrible. :smileywink: Looks like he's just pegging the virtual interface.

    But may be fast enough for the OP.