File Protocol Workloads Details

File protocol workloads emulate the process of accessing one or more files across a file system on a pool of Network Attached Storage (NAS). The behavior is dependent on the metadata operations, block sizes, and other aspects negotiated by the client and NAS server. There are a number of common elements in a file workload, such as access pattern, file system, and writes and reads. Only the command or metadata differ across file protocol workloads.

For a list of unique commands for each protocol, see the section of this user guide for that particular type of workload.

WorkloadWisdom provides out of the box models for:

  • Network File System (NFS), Version 3

  • Network File System (NFS), Version 3 temporal workload

  • Network File System (NFS), Version 4

  • Network File System (NFS), Version 4 temporal workload

  • Network File System (NFS), Version 4.1

  • Network File System (NFS), Version 4.2

  • Server Message Block (CIFS/SMB 1.0, SMB 2.x and SMB 3.x)

  • Server Message Block (SMB 2.x) temporal workload

You can only create temporal workloads using the Workload Data Importer, or by importing a temporal workload file.