Any way to reduce I/O load from Couchbase Server 5.1.1?

Hi everyone,

My team has been using Couchbase for a couple years now, for the most part without issue. Lately, though, our company has enabled I/O throttling on all the production VM’s. This has had the unfortunate impact on Couchbase of completely locking it up whenever it does a disk-intensive operation, which is pretty frequently.

Are there any tips & tricks you know of to reduce the number of IOPS Couchbase uses? For instance, I know for MongoDB it’s recommended to set the OS read-ahead setting to zero. Maybe something like that applies to Couchbase as well?

Thanks for reading.