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4 replies Latest Post - ‏2014-02-14T12:02:30Z by Emil!
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Pinned topic XIV Disk capacity and system reserved capacity

‏2014-02-11T06:27:34Z |

Hello,

  1. For a XIV array loaded with 2 TB disks, the disk capacity reported by XIV SMI provider (IBMTSDS_DiskDrive.capacity) is 1969889476608 bytes which is lesser than 2 TB.  Could you please explain this difference?
  2. The calculation of 'Net Usable Capacity' of XIV takes 2% as 'System Reserved capacity' in one document whereas it is 4% in another.  Please clarify which is the accurate percentage reserved for System use.  Should this value be hard coded or can it be queried from the provider?
  3. Will the disk type of XIV be SATA across all the models?

Thanks!

  • CHofmeister
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    Re: XIV Disk capacity and system reserved capacity

    ‏2014-02-11T21:38:19Z  in response to Emil!

    Hi Emil

    1. Sorry I can not say for sure what is going on here, as I have not used the SMI provider yet.
    2. Looking at my 1TB units they have a 4% overhead.  While my 2TB and 3TB units all have 2% overhead.  I am assuming the larger capacity drive, limited how much overhead they needed.
    3. The Gen 3 models offer SAS drives.

    Out of curiosity, are you using a tool, or scripts to pull the SMI data. The XCLI can be slow when running numerous commands, and I have been considering switching to SMI so my data collections run faster.

    • Emil!
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      Re: XIV Disk capacity and system reserved capacity

      ‏2014-02-12T09:02:40Z  in response to CHofmeister

      Hi Carl,

      Thank you very much the update.

      Yes, I am using the SMI provider to collect XIV's information.

      Regards. 

       

       

      • Emil!
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        Re: XIV Disk capacity and system reserved capacity

        ‏2014-02-14T11:52:17Z  in response to Emil!

        Hi All,

        Can I get a confirmation on System reserved percentage - is it 2% or 4% or just a rough value between 2-4%?  

        This is blocking my capacity calculations.

        Thanks,

         Emil

      • Emil!
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        Re: XIV Disk capacity and system reserved capacity

        ‏2014-02-14T12:02:30Z  in response to Emil!

        Hi All,

        Can I get a confirmation on System reserved percentage - is it 2% or 4% or just a rough value between 2-4%?  

        This is blocking my capacity calculations.

        Thanks,

         Emil