Aug 25, 2016

I used latest versions for both HCIBench(1.5.0.1) and vdbench ( 5.04.06) . VMs are created but test does not give any error, just stays at deploy status. I checked the logs, at the host log, it says "No test selected". Any clue?

Aug 25, 2016

Did it get chance to proceed? Did you re-run the test and same thing happened?
"No test selected" is not err, if it's still hanging on there, could you send the logs to VSANperformance@vmware.com?
Thanks!

Aug 31, 2016

I waited for an hour or something, no process update. I checked the created VMs, they had no CPU usage, so I killed the test. Anyway, When I have time, I will it again and send you the logs.

Sep 01, 2016

are you testing against a non-vsan datastore and checked "deploy on host"? if yes, i think you hit a bug and i will push the new version (1.5.0.3) asap. Thanks!

Sep 01, 2016

Exactly, I deploy on single host on vCenter and Storage is non-vsan. I also choose "NONE" for Initialize Storage Before testing" option.

Sep 01, 2016

the work-around now is uncheck "deploy on host", deployment path will change but all the other will remain the same.

Aug 31, 2016

Thanks! And please note if you have selected "Initialize Storage before testing", that might process a long time depending on your deployment data set because that costs time

Aug 24, 2016

The version has been punched to 1.5.0.1, yet there is no changelog. Could that please be published?

Aug 24, 2016

The first version was on Dropbox, we recently moved it here and the diff between this version and the first version will be updated in a blog, stay tuned!

Aug 23, 2016

I have downloaded the latest OVA of the HCIBench and I’m having some issues, the VMs are deployed but they don’t boot into an OS, instead they are waiting on PXE boot. This happens only when I try to deploy on a VSAN cluster.
However, I tried with a different vCenter deploying into an nfs datastore, the VMs are deployed ok, they boot just fine and the workload test runs just fine. I’m using the same dhcp and Guest Network in both vCenter environments.

Is there any reason why the VMs boot into PXE ?

OVA: from August 22, 2016, version 1.0

Thanks,

Aug 23, 2016

That sounds like deployment failed.
1. did you validate the settings before kicking off the testing?
2. if yes, could you check the logs in /opt/automation/logs?

Thanks!

Aug 23, 2016

We have our VDI VM's in the DMZ where DHCP is deployed. Coming from the DMZ internal we have it allow all. Outgoing to DMZ we have everything blocked except for explicit ports. What ports does this use to talk to the VM's it spins up? I run the tool and it deploys the machine and then it completes very fast with results showing zero for VM's and IO

Aug 23, 2016

HCIBench VM talks to its client VMs through ssh, could you check the logs in /opt/automation/logs?

Aug 23, 2016

AHH I see a SSH timeout in the IO-test-.log I will talk to firewall team.