MSA Storage

MSA 2050 configuration

 
Stef39
Occasional Contributor

MSA 2050 configuration

Hi All,

i have a new MSA 2050 with 18 600GB SAS drives, unit connects via FC to switch and two ESXi hosts.

My question is split the drives into two pools across the controllers or create one large pool?

Thanks

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Re: MSA 2050 configuration

@Stef39 

Please follow the below Forum and that may give you some idea,

https://community.hpe.com/t5/MSA-Storage/MSA2050/td-p/7080766#.YMkD2qgzZaQ

 

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ArunKKR
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Re: MSA 2050 configuration

Hi,

 

Creating 2 pools will provide controller level load balancing.

Creating a RAID 5 disk group with 9 drives would follow the power of 2 recommendation.

We have noticed significant sequential write performance improvement if this recommendation is followed.

 

Reference best practices guide (Pages 18/19):

 

https://www.hpe.com/psnow/doc/a00015961enw?jumpid=in_lit-psnow-red

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