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Oct 05, 2016

Hi team,

I am using v1.5.0.4. I have deployed 96 VM's with 48 TB data foot print. The tool is stuck for 3-4 hours at "Deployment Started" step. I have unchecked the "Deploy directly on Hosts" option and tried. Again the tool stuck at the same step. Can you suggest me looking into any logs other than those in /opt/automation/logs? Thanks in advance.

Oct 06, 2016

could you take a look at the log /opt/automation/logs/vc...log?
did you run validation before testing?

Oct 06, 2016

Hi Chen, thanks for the response. Yes, I ran the validation before testing and it showed all good. I didn't see any vCenter log files under /opt/automation/logs. All I have are these:
-rw-rw-r-- 1 root root 0 Oct 5 20:19 all-in-one-testing.log
-rw-rw-r-- 1 root root 35994 Oct 5 20:25 host-10.50.50.11-vm-deploy.log
-rw-rw-r-- 1 root root 56746 Oct 5 20:24 host-10.50.50.12-vm-deploy.log
-rw-rw-r-- 1 root root 34369 Oct 5 20:23 host-10.50.50.13-vm-deploy.log
-rw-rw-r-- 1 root root 47930 Oct 5 20:23 host-10.50.50.14-vm-deploy.log
-rw-rw-r-- 1 root root 54160 Oct 5 20:25 host-10.50.50.15-vm-deploy.log
-rw-rw-r-- 1 root root 50 Oct 6 05:10 io-test-vdb-10vmdk-10ws-4k-100rdpct-100randompct.log
-rw-rw-r-- 1 root root 81 Oct 5 20:19 test-status.log
-rw-rw-r-- 1 root root 57049 Oct 6 05:10 vdbench-testing.log
-rw-rw-r-- 1 root root 91 Oct 6 05:14 vm-cleanup.log

It only showed 5 hosts out of 8 which I used even though it did create VMs on all of the hosts.

After stuck with "Deployment started" step, when I see that all test VM's are up and running, I ran the IO Test my self. It showed the below information in the log file.

no matches for "vms/vdb-xxx-xx-xxxx-vms/vdbench*"

Thanks
Kalyan

Oct 06, 2016
Oct 06, 2016

Chen, just sent.

Oct 04, 2016

Hi Team,
My test is not completing. I'm getting this message
09:23:17.316 Raw device 'sd=sd10,lun=/dev/sdk' does not exist, or no permissions.
09:23:17.316 Raw device 'sd=sd9,lun=/dev/sdj' does not exist, or no permissions.
09:23:17.316 Raw device 'sd=sd6,lun=/dev/sdg' does not exist, or no permissions.
09:23:17.316 Raw device 'sd=sd5,lun=/dev/sdf' does not exist, or no permissions.
09:23:17.316 Raw device 'sd=sd8,lun=/dev/sdi' does not exist, or no permissions.
09:23:17.316 Raw device 'sd=sd7,lun=/dev/sdh' does not exist, or no permissions.
09:23:17.316 Raw device 'sd=sd2,lun=/dev/sdc' does not exist, or no permissions.
09:23:17.316 Raw device 'sd=sd4,lun=/dev/sde' does not exist, or no permissions.
09:23:17.316 Raw device 'sd=sd3,lun=/dev/sdd' does not exist, or no permissions.
for each VM that is created.

Any idea why?

Oct 04, 2016

How many data disks did you specify for vm? looks like only one is specified but the workload file has 10. need to regenerate another workload file w/ only one data disk specified or recreate vms by specifying 10 data disks per vm.

Oct 04, 2016

Makes sense. I'll try that. THanks for the Reply Mr Chen Wei.

Sep 25, 2016
Sep 26, 2016

We dun have a link to vdbench user guide in the HCIBench itself neither on this page. We only have the user guide of HCIBench provided here.

Sep 16, 2016

Hi Guys, great tool, really good work putting this together.
I have actually used the previous version to 1.5 for a while now, but just found 1.5 which appears to have fixed some issues I was seeing, so thanks for that.

However, I've run it about 10 times in a little environment I have and twice now the test fails as the HCI bench vm actually turned into a read-only file system, so could not write the results anymore.
I was able to storage migrate the vm and that fixed the read-only file system. I saw a vmware kb about this, that said some os patches where required, but I'm not sure what to do with Photon.
https://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=51306

I have a smallish env, creating 4 vms, 10 disks * 10 Gig, with 10 threads per disk and this vdbench param file
wd=sql_oltp,sd=(sd1,sd2,sd3,sd4,sd5,sd6,sd7,sd8,sd9,sd10),rdpct=80,xfersize=8k,seekpct=100
rd=run1,wd=sql_oltp,iorate=max,elapsed=10

I am going to change iorate to curve to help it out a bit

Any thoughts on this

Oct 16, 2016

I'm contacting the Phton Team to get the answer, will let you know once we have a solution.