IOmark is a storage specific workload and benchmark designed to test storage systems performance using a variety of real world, application centric workloads. The IOmark-VM benchmark is a specific workload, which measures Server Virtualization workloads (VMs) run against storage systems. Results are published after audit and certified approval by IOmark authorized auditors.
This document is the official benchmark report for the tested configuration using HP’s MSA 2040 storage system. The result of the benchmark showed the tested MSA 2040 configuration supported 104 virtual machines at a cost of $393.52 per VM, meeting the read and write response time averages required. In addition IOmark-VM requires several hypervisor operations as part of the benchmark, including “Clone and Deploy” and vMotion. HP’s MSA 2040 exceeded the required minimums for these operations as indicated.