If you’ve been reading Tech OnTap for a while, you may have read one of the previous articles on the NetApp Kilo-Client, NetApp engineering’s test bed for doing large-scale product tests and duplicating very large customer environments. In the February issue of Tech OnTap Brad Flanary wrote an article that describes the latest planned evolution of the Kilo-Client in which we are replacing many of our older servers with new Nehalem-based servers. When deployed, the new Kilo-Client will be able to support as many as 75,000 VMs at once and we’ll be able to boot and run a wide variety of configurations with complete automation. You can check out the article at http://bit.ly/tot-3rd-gen-kilo-client
Are the techniques that NetApp uses in its internal testing applicable in your environment? What aspects of the Kilo-Client design would you like to know more about? Please post your thoughts and questions. We'd love to hear what's on your mind.