Performance Characterization of VMFS and RDM Using a SAN
Publisher : VMware
Latest Version : Wed Nov 19 15:10:56 PST 2008
VMware ESX Server offers two choices for managing disk access in a virtual machine VMware Virtual Machine File System (VMFS) and raw device mapping (RDM). It is very important to understand the I/O characteristics of these disk access management systems in order to choose the right access type for a particular application. Choosing the right disk access management method can be a key factor in achieving high system performance for enterprise class applications.