SmartIO was introduced in Storage Foundation HA 6.1. SmartIO enables data efficiency on your SSDs through I/O caching. Using SmartIO to improve efficiency, you can optimize the cost per Input/Output Operations Per Second (IOPS). SmartIO supports both read and write-back caching for the VxFS file systems that are mounted on VxVM volumes, in multiple caching modes and configurations. SmartIO also supports block-level read caching for applications running on VxVM volumes.
The SmartIO Blueprints for Linux and Windows give an overview of the benefits of using SmartIO technology, the underlying technology, and the essential configuration steps to configure it.
In the SmartIO Deployment Guide for Linux, multiple deployment scenarios of SmartIO and how to manage them are covered in detail.
The SmartIO assessment guide discusses how to analyze the impact of SmartIO and various performance statistics.
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