Add bandwidth throttling option to EqualLogics iSCSI Replication
I know EqualLogics has a forum, but I've looked at it, it's a mess. So I came here, because I’m not looking for a discussion.
Our company has multiple PS6000XV arrays that replicate to our collocation, and rather depend on 3rd part hardware and or software it would be nice to be able to just set a bandwidth limit on the replication partner settings.
If you have a main array that needs to replicates to multiple facilities odds are they will be placed over multiple WAN connections sometimes with different max bandwidth limits per WAN connection. I assure you the iSCSI replication can and will consume all available bandwidth which is nice in some cases.
Yes most firewalls do have packet prioritization/traffic management of some type it usually isn't specifically designed to limit bandwidth usage. So if you have a collocation going over the 90 percentile average is very easy If you don't rig up something.
While Dell does offer 3rd party vendors that are usually unbelievable expensive to do this simple task along with compression, this just feels unbelievably stupid in my opinion when you by a 50 to 65 thousand dollar array. Knowing the hardware is there to do this simple task. You feel cheated.