Installing Intel DC P3500 1.2TB NVMe SSD & VMware ESXi 6.0

Mark Ma, our Senior Systems Engineer and Citrix SME, recently published a case study on ServeTheHome.

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Recently I had a chance to work with the newly released PCIe AIC based Intel DC P3500 1.2TB NVMe SSD. After the installing Fusion-io on ESXi guide was published, NVMe was the next technology to evaluate. We were using a NVMe SSD to evaluate performance under VMware ESXi 6.0 and found some interesting results. I used the standard IOmeter for read throughput, write throughput, 4K read IOPS and 4K write IOPS. The results were certainly lower than we expected.

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Installing Intel DC P3500 1.2TB NVMe SSD & VMware ESXi 6.0