NetApp aggregate recommended setup? iSCSI
Posted on 2007-10-01
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.