Build Array for performance
Posted on 2010-08-19
We are looking to upgrade our terminal server environment. We currently have both profiles and public share hosted on the same server. We are adding a dedicated file server and moving only the public share to it due to it's increasing size.
Here is what we have thus far. Please let me know how to get the most performance possible using this setup. Will also consider "less" costly upgrades (i.e. memory upgrade for controller)
Windows 2003 Enterprise SP2
HP DL380 G4
SA6402 192MB cache only
MSA30 DB all bays populated w/ 72GB 15k drives
RAID10 w/ 2 hot spares
What stripe size is recommended for mixed small and large files? Lots of small Word, Excel and large PDFs containing plans.
Battery Cache Configuration? Does it matter when attached to MSA30? I read somewhere the controller acts as a HBA when setup this way.
Any software tweaks for a file server? I recently read an article on advanced perfomance option within disk policies on Win2k3 servers. This is one example of the tweaks I am referring to.
Thanks in advance,