Re: MSA2050

 
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Tonyissa87
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MSA2050

Hello every one
I had asked this question one time past
I have a MSA2050 with 4 hosts
I used ESXI 6.0 with host and I connected the hosts with FC 16Gbs , there are 8 sff hdd 1.8TB with storage
I need your help with the best configuration to get best performance
I do not care with HDD space
Only performance is what I want
What the best configure for:
Raid 10or 5or 6
do I make tow storage pool A&B or only one
Do I make only virtual disk to share with all hosts or I should make one virtual disk for every host
Please write
Thanks
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Re: MSA2050

It's not easy to design your setup with this much details.

Most important is wht type of application that you are going to execute. Next thing all 4 hosts will be in cluster or they will be individually take care one application.

If all 4 hosts taking care one application then I would suggest to create single Pool and create VDG with all 8 drives under this.

If you have multiple applications to handle then better to create two Pools and create 4 drive VDG per Pool. Let each pool takes care of application.

 

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Tonyissa87
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Re: MSA2050

hello

thanks for your reply

no every host take care with one different application

you said in past post that creat 1 pool with 1 VDG will make peroformance better?

what should i do 1 pool or 2 

doea one pool with single vdg will offer more performane??

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Re: MSA2050

1 pool with 1 VDG will be better if you deal with single application in one way because more drives brings more spindle count which increases performance.

In other way if you have multiple applications to handle then better to have two pool to handle because per controller volume ownership will help for more faster IO processing. Other if single pool or single controller to handle multiple applications then CPU usage will be more high, single Controller host pots will be loaded and increase latency.

 

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Re: MSA2050

Thanks 

about what i have application run , ihave these:

domain Server

exchange Server

Vcenter

Students Information System (web application) apache Server

Oracle Server

i have aslo some service like file sharing don not matter

what is important is the apache and oracle Server

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Re: MSA2050

I would suggest to keep two important application in two different Pools so that dedicated Controller CPU and cache should take care of the performance.

 

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Tonyissa87
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Re: MSA2050

Thanks You

please another question 

what the kind of Raid you prefer?

raid 10 or raid 5??

thanks you

Re: MSA2050

RAID10 always better in terms of performance compare to RAID5

There could be many comparison but you can consider below,

"RAID10-> It offers fantastic performance for random reads and writes because all operations occur in parallel on separate physical drives.

RAID5-> It also offers great read performance because of striping. However, writes are slower because of the overhead of calculating parity."

 

 

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Re: MSA2050

Many thanks

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