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StoreVirtual sizing - Network RAID 5

A.W.R
Frequent Advisor

StoreVirtual sizing - Network RAID 5

Hi,

 

I am trying to understand the StoreVirtual capacity sizing. We have 3 Storevirtual P4330 each with 8 by 1TB disk drives in a hardware RAID 5 configuration providing 6.2TB usable space. If I put these into a network RAID 5 configuration I was expecting about 12TB usable storage as per the various sizers I have used. In reality I only get about 9 TB.

 

If anybody can advise if there are any paramters I need to consider it would be great.

 

Thanks

Andrew

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Emilo
Trusted Contributor

Re: StoreVirtual sizing - Network RAID 5

Make sure you make the volumes thin porvisioned.

Also make sure you are using the volumes as repositories and not for lots of writes.

I have had previous posts on why you want to do this.

Let me know what happens once you change the volumes to thin.

 

Re: StoreVirtual sizing - Network RAID 5

Hi,

 

For HP Store Virtual 4000 series SAN Solution querries you can also visit the HP Guided troubleshooting tree.

Below is the link for HPGT:

 

http://h20584.www2.hp.com/hpgt/guides/select?lang=en&cc=us&prodTypeId=12169&prodSeriesId=4118659&lang=en&cc=us

Regards,

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