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Acropolis and ESX: Is it possible to direct mount a NVMe drive or PCIe workload accelerator?

  • 3 July 2021
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Consider an application that requires very high IOPS, unattainable within the Nutanix environment due to the overheads of RF2 replication.  Can a raw NVMe front bay drive or workload accelerator be mounted onto a VM as a logical drive, and with no data replicated, in order to provide maximum performance.  Obviously it will be node locked, but this is acceptable,   Is this technically feasible?


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Intel Optane 1.5TB may also be suitable, but again is it feasible to deploy within a Nutanix cluster?

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