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  • 1.  SSD Host Caching Statistics

    Posted Jul 06, 2015 03:42 PM


    I have a couple of new blades with local SSD drives.

    I installed 5.5 and activated the vFRC.

    I gave a couple of GB of SSD to the host caching portion of the vFRC and I need to know if it is used and how.

    I know how to get stats for the vFRC but not for the SSD space allocated to the host caching..


  • 2.  RE: SSD Host Caching Statistics

    Posted Jul 07, 2015 06:24 AM

    When you browse to the datastore used, you should see .vswp files appearing.

    This can be done through a script as well, something like this for example

    $ds = Get-Datastore -Name YourLocalSSDDatastore

    New-PSDrive -Location $ds -Name DS -PSProvider VimDatastore -Root "\" | Out-Null

    Get-ChildItem -Path 'DS:\' -Recurse -Include '*.vswp' | Select Name,FolderPath,Length,LastWriteTime

    Remove-PSDrive -Name DS -Confirm:$false

  • 3.  RE: SSD Host Caching Statistics

    Posted Jul 15, 2015 07:28 PM

    But from what I see, the process does not create a visible datastore.

    I cannot browse the space I gave to the caching.

    I know that if I create the host caching with the Thick Client in COnfiguration, Software, Hostcaching... Then I see the SSD as a datastore, but when I create it by the Web Client and the VFRC, it asks me for a % of VFRC to use as cache and does not create a datastore,