VMware Storage vMotion tracking and troubleshooting
Everybody loves VMware’s Storage vMotion as it’s a awesome functionality that is probably used thousand times each second throughout all VMware environments. It would be cool to get an idea what an average customer transfers each day using svMotion – we check that and give you some insights within one of the future blog posts.
More than a year ago the first customer ran into a major issue using Storage vMotion. Honestly in the beginning he didn’t know that svMotion triggered by Storage DRS was the reason. He found out thanks to our vMotion and svMotion report and was surprised how much data was transferred each day and especially each night.
That resulted into a massively slowed down backup of his virtual machines as the storage system and the hosts were mainly utilized by the relocation activities. Checking the daily relocation data transfer made it very clear within minutes that Storage DRS was configured far to aggressive. A small change reducing the automation level solved all the issues and reduced the backup performance several hours.
Read the entire article here, VMware Storage vMotion tracking and troubleshooting