Posted on 2012-09-04
I have two servers with two single HBA's each.
Two Fibre Switches (Not linked) one an 8Gb the other a 4 Gb. Both with 4 spare ports.
One IBM 3524 storage array with dual controllers each controller with two ports.
I am trying to come up with a Zoning config that will accomodate my implementation plan which is:
4 Drives (Raid 10) Shared clustered volume to be accessed by both servers for hyper failover clustering. (All one lun)
8 Drives (Raid 5) split into two luns. (File shares only) One hot spare to cover both arrays.
My objectives are to have as much redundacy and throughput as possible on all connection and would like some advice on fibre links, Zoning, and whether roundrobin or shortest queue is preferable for what I am setting up?