(related to vSAN)
HCIBench stands for "Hyper-converged Infrastructure Benchmark". It's essentially an automation wrapper around the popular and proven VDbench open source benchmark tool that makes it easier to automate testing across a HCI cluster.
Cellular automata allows modeling of transmission from one cell to another. In general this model can be used to simulate and study any complex dynamic system. When simulating a storage stack, we are modeling transmission of data blocks. Cells are physical entities of the storage stack such as , cpu. dram , network links, switches, PCI links, SSD, HDD, SCM etc. which are connected to form a graph like structure.
vSAN is highly dynamic HCI system that needs constant monitoring. The VMware vSAN Live Fling is application for iOS and Android for monitoring of vSAN clusters on the go.