Recommended configuration for DELL MD3000 + MD1000 in 2 node file server cluster
Posted on 2008-06-18
What is your recommendation for configuring the following:
DELL MD3000 with 15 x 1TB SATA drives
DELL MD1000 with 15 x 1TB SATA drives
2 x DELL 2950, each connected to MD3000 using SAS
Windows Server 2003 R2 x64 in two node clustered file server configuration
Veritas Storage Foundation
The goal is to run a high availability file share using the two node cluster server.
The MD3000 does not support volumes larger than 2TB.
Cluster server does not support dynamic disks.
Storage Foundation is used to provide a large volume that does support cluster services.
How would you recommend we configure the drives?
3 drives in each RAID5 configuration.
2 hot spares per each MD3000 and MD1000.
Create large volume using storage foundation by adding the 2TB RAID4 volumes.