NetApp aggregate recommended setup? iSCSI

Posted on 2007-10-01
Last Modified: 2013-11-14
I currently have 2 3020s on a network. One pri one backup. one has 28 133 disks. Currently it's set using 16 disks (dp) in one aggr with sub vols supporting storage for the network; 10 disks(dp) set on another aggr for iSCSI (not in use yet); and 2 for hot spares. I was thinking of deleting the iSCSI aggr and just growing the main aggr and just add an iSCSI vol under it so I could get the increased spindles. Any reason not to do this? All read/writes are going through the same head anyway so I cant see any performance downside. Everything will be snapped to the other 3020 so 'all eggs in one basket' is not so much of a concern either, especially with the Dual Parity/ spares setup. I would still have vol and qtree level management as well.
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    If you don't have clustered heads, then there is no downside to doing what you suggest. The upside is that you get more spindles in the aggregate, and therefore potentially more performance.

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