AHV host supports load balancing of vDisks in a volume group for Guest VMs. Load Balancing of vDisks in a volume group enables IO-intensive VMs to use the storage capabilities of multiple CVMs
If you enable load balancing on a volume group, the guest VM communicates directly with each CVM hosting a vDisk. Each vDisk is served by a single CVM. Therefore, to use the storage capabilities of multiple CVMs, create more than one vDisk for a file System and use the OS-level striped volumes to spread the workload. This configuration improves and prevents storage bottlenecks.
vDisk load balancing is disabled by default for volume groups that are directly attached to the VMs. You can attach a maximum of 10 load balanced volume groups per guest VM. For Linux VMs, ensure that the SCSI device timeout is 60 seconds.
SSH into the CVM as a nutanix user
Do one of the following
Enable vDisk load balancing if you are creating a volume group
acli vg.create vg_name load_balance_vm_attachments=true
Enable vdisk load balancing if you are updating a existing volume group
acli vg.update vg_name load_balance_vm_attachments=true
Replace vg_name with the name of volume group
Verify if vdisk load balancing is enabled
acli vg.get vg_name
Disable vdisk load balancing
acli vg.update vg_name load_balance_vm_attachments=false
For more information, please refer to Enabling load balancing for vdisks