Difference between revisions of "VAAI support"

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* Linux has a BLKZEROOUT ioctl
 
* Linux has a BLKZEROOUT ioctl
* Linux 3.12 has [[EXTENDED COPY|http://linux-kernel.2935.n7.nabble.com/PATCH-0-9-target-Add-support-for-EXTENDED-COPY-VAAI-offload-emulation-td707824.html]] which you can run via [[sg_xcopy|http://manpages.ubuntu.com/manpages/saucy/man8/sg_xcopy.8.html]]
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* Linux 3.12 has [[EXTENDED COPY|http://linux-kernel.2935.n7.nabble.com/PATCH-0-9-target-Add-support-for-EXTENDED-COPY-VAAI-offload-emulation-td707824.html]] which you can run via [[sg_xcopy|http://manpages.ubuntu.com/manpages/saucy/man8/sg_xcopy.8.html]] and which has been added to [[device mapper in Jul 2014|https://www.redhat.com/archives/dm-devel/2014-July/msg00070.html]]

Revision as of 12:36, 15 September 2014

The VMware vStorage APIs for Array Integration (VAAI) allow common VM disk operations to be sped up including

  1. Atomic Test and Set (ATC): for fast LV locking
  2. Block-level Zero: for blanking freshly-created LVs
  3. Block-level Clone: for getting the array to copy LVs
  4. Block-level Delete: to clear unused space

(for more information see http://linux-iscsi.org/wiki/VStorage_APIs_for_Array_Integration )

The APIs are presented as SCSI commands and have been implemented in the http://linux-iscsi.org/wiki/LIO which has achieved VMware certification in several hardware products.