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Aug 10, 2020

Hi I am trying to automate HCIBench through vmwarecode/hcibenchApiCallSample.py, and then I found that there is no API only for deployment and I/O, this leads to the inability to quickly perform I/O tests on the existing guest vm. Despite the reuse option, it is very unfriendly to frequently check and restart the vm. Will this be supported in future versions?

Aug 11, 2020

i think i can make this available in API only, exposing testing only to customer w/o validating VM settings is risky. If you have DHCP in your vLAN meaning no need HCIBench to provide internal static IP, then you can consider to run /opt/automation/io-test.sh to run i/o testing and run /opt/automation/deploy-vms.sh to deploy vms only.

Aug 03, 2020

Hi,
I have an environment with no vMotion/DRS (Design Decison - DON'T ASK ME WHY!). I need to bench test HPE 3PAR (iSCSI). When I configure HCIBench, can I deploy VM's per cluster and HCIBench will deploy VMs evenly across the cluster, OR shall I manually balance post-deployment?

Aug 03, 2020

yes, it will deploy/clone using round robin manner.

Aug 03, 2020

Thanks, It's been about 6 months since I last ran it.

Jul 29, 2020

HI in version 2.3.1 and 2.4.0 I do not get results in the vsan overview. I do get results in vdbench.
Do I need to open a port orso ? please advice

Jul 31, 2020

did you pass the pre-validation? if so, you would need to wait for couple of minutes until the dashboard shows data because vsan perf service has 5mins interval.

Jul 22, 2020

Hello.
Just tried to deploy HCIBench on our new VXrail setup.
Here is my problem :
When deploy guest VMs, setup failed because VM name is too long due to default VXrail VSAN Datastore name VxRail-Virtual-SAN-Datastore-XXXXXXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXXXXXX

Is there a way to exclude datastore name in guest VM name default nomenclature ?

Jul 22, 2020

if you disable "deploy on host", you should be good. in this case guest vms will be deployed on all esxi hosts in the cluster automatically.

Jul 23, 2020

Thks for your return chen wei!

It works as announced.