I'd like to configure my SAN to be the most fault tolerant yet make use of the disks efficiently with VMware ESX Server.
At the SAN controller level I mirrored my two shelves (RAID10) which contain 8 drives each (total of about 1TB). I also have one ESX Server.
I am thinking of carving a LUN out of each drive and presenting that to the ESX server and configuring it as RAID5. Is this common practice? How is everyone else setting up their SAN's for use with ESX?