DO Ideas 2

Describe what mysterious VertIO option does.

When creating a new droplet you have the option to enable VertIO. It would be really nice to know what exactly that is. Especially since it was enabled by default for me.

  • Mike Bethany
  • Sep 11 2018
  • Shipped
  • Attach files
  • Moisey Uretsky commented
    September 11, 2018 18:40

    A tooltip has been added to the droplet create page describing virtio.

  • Moisey Uretsky commented
    September 11, 2018 18:40

    If you are running a different kernel or a specific version of linux it may cause an issue, it's quite rare but we add it as an option just in case.

    Thanks

  • Scott R. commented
    September 11, 2018 18:40

    Why would you ever want to turn it off?

  • Moisey Uretsky commented
    September 11, 2018 18:40

    VirtIO sits between the virtual server and the hypervisor to optimize the workflow of how the virtual server consumes physical components of the hypervisor such as CPU, networking, harddrive, etc and optimizes it.

    This allows your virtual server to have better network throughput, disk read/writes, and more efficient usage of the CPU.

    Thanks,
    Moisey