PacktLib: Troubleshooting vSphere Storage

Troubleshooting vSphere Storage

Credits

About the Author

Acknowledgment

About the Reviewers

www.PacktPub.com

Preface

Understanding vSphere Storage Concepts and Methodologies

Storage virtualization

Supported filesystems

Storage naming

The vSphere Pluggable Storage Architecture

An I/O request – from start to finish

Summary

Commonly Used Tools for Troubleshooting Storage

The vSphere troubleshooting methodology

vCenter Storage Views (Reports and Maps)

Using esxtop/resxtop

Logfiles used in vSphere Storage troubleshooting

Summary

Troubleshooting Storage Visibility

Common storage visibility issues across block transport types

Troubleshooting Fibre Channel storage visibility

Troubleshooting IP storage visibility

Summary

Troubleshooting Storage Contention

Identifying storage contention and performance issues

Troubleshooting Storage Capacity and Overcommitment

Monitoring datastore usage

Thin Provisioning

Snapshots

Datastore file management

Virtual machine swap files

Increasing the size of our datastores

Balancing capacity with Storage DRS

Summary

Troubleshooting Steps

Troubleshooting Steps

Troubleshooting Steps

Troubleshooting Steps

Troubleshooting Steps

Statistics of esxtop

Statistics of esxtop

Statistics of esxtop

iSCSI Error Codes

iSCSI Error Codes

Index