ESXI hard drive "Latency deteriorated"

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ESXI hard drive "Latency deteriorated"

Hi all,

We use Alfresco as Virtual Machine (EXSi Ubuntu...). We have around 20-25 users actives. Amount of data around 800Gb. The most people use network mapping (SMB) to access to the files. We use Alfresco since 3 months and actually I had this message during peak time : 

hdd latency

And the access to files for users become slow/cannot at all. 

We actually use this type of HDD : 

3.0 TB HDD WD NAS RED SATA-3 64 MB

And the VM config :

VM

I check all other parts as CPU, RAM and Network all are fine.

So do I need to replace the HDD? What kind on hardware? SSD Samsung PRO 2Tb (so expensive!!) ??

Need expert advice please.

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Re: ESXI hard drive "Latency deteriorated"

Alfresco itself does not need a very specifc type of disk. The general goal would be that the disk(s) that handle the operating system, application / temp files, database files and the SOLR index have the lowest latency possible / you can provide. Using SSD for index is a typical recommendation for best performance, as is using either a very fast disk (SSD) or sufficient memory for the database (to avoid costly IO).

With regards to your specific hardware warning... I am no hardware / storage expert, so can't really say if you have a bad HDD right there...