I have been running a new HP DL360 G5 with a MSA 30 DAS attached, running W2K3 SP2. The MSA has 8 x 300GB 15K U320 Drives
I have teamed the two internal 1GB network cards together and this is where the problems started, I had an issue where it was taking for ever to save anything to this server so I did a bit of research and installed some HP and MS patches (KB948496) that helped but the speed is now becoming an issue again.
The drives are setup in a RAID 5 to give me 2TB which is shared over the network via 10 shares for different departments; there is only 900GB of data.
Now the real issue is when I am doing any maintenance on the server e.g. resetting permissions on folders, moving data from one folder to another the whole of the network grinds to a halt and everyone who is using the server shares freeze until my processes have finished (approx 60 users over CAT5)
What will be causing this issue and how do I resolve it? Is it to do with the teamed network ports? Do I need to add more network cards and increase the team? Or is is an issue with W2K3?
Any help is much appreciated.