Hi I have a HP BL35p class blade booting off an HP 6000 EVA SAN.
Windows 2003 Enterprise Server Sp2
Qlogic fiber card
This server is a file server with about 2TB of san storage connected to it. The issue we are having with it is randomly users will be not able to access files during peak usage hours. Also I will not be able to rdc to it at all and also it complains about not having any available system resources.
I'm upgrading firmware on the SAN switches and SAN itself to hopefully resolve the issue as there is an HP advisory out for that has performance issues with the current firmware we are on for the SAN switches.
Problem is I'm worried that this issue is something else since prior admins have seen this same performance issue on a HP DL 380 with local storage. That was the first file server and its data was moved to the blade which is now on the SAN. My worry is that there is an issue with the file structure itself. Only thing I see is that there are several VOL's that where migrated off of an old Novell server. Possible something wasn't setup with the data structure which causes stability issues with server 2003.
Any info from people that boot file servers off a SAN or novell data migrations and experience issues like this would be helpful.