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ISCSI VNXE STORAGE AND MICROSOFT DATABASE

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we are going for a storage called VNXE 3100(EMC) storage and IBM blade server (BCS) with Intel processor 2.4 Ghz, RAM will be around 24 Gb. we are also planning to install VMware Vshare on this for virtualization. One of ESX instance will be having data base instance with win 2003 or 2008 ent. operating system with database Sql 2000 along with Microsoft Dynamics Ax3.0 application. So this is the background and would like to know how iscsi will support 20 database users. storage will act as file based role also.Does iscsi advisable in this architecture or will create performance issues.pl help
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ISCSI will be fine - it will work perfectly for you. You could also consider using NFS for the VMware virtual machines - the performance will be identical to iSCSI.
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Hello,
Thanks for the post. i could not able to understand your second point " You could also consider using NFS for the VMware virtual machines - the performance will be identical to iSCSI"
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If  am not wrong you mean to say i have to use NFS instead of VMFS for virtual machines for better processor performance
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NFS could give you slightly better performance, but given the scale of your environment, I don't think it will make much difference. Use the protocol you are most comfortable with administering.

Note that NFS will give you better space efficiencies if you decide to replicate VMs later on. If you might be replicating later, choose NFS.
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