We are trying to decide what size RAID stripe we should have for our Dell MD 3200i
the box will only be used for VMs and will have a bit of a mixed bag when it comes to VMs, some with high IOs and some low IO VMs.
the box itself has 12x 600gb SAS disks in it and will be configured as RAID 10.
the default on the box is a 128kb RAID stripe, but i am wondering if i would benefit with VMs having a higher one like 512kb?
what are your expert thoughts?
We do have 4x Dell MD 3200i boxes which are all identical so we are planning on setting each up with different RAID stripe sizes for testing purposes so I will let you know what we find also...