I need some configuration assistance for my current DELL SAN environment. I have 2 small Virtual Servers R610, R620. Each with about 6 VM's a piece. We have 4 SQL, 2 IIS, and then a couple File, DC, and Utility Servers.
My main question is I just bought 5 new 300GB 10k drives to fill out our MD3000i SAN, and I want to make one big Backup disc. I have the tool VEEAM Backup & Rep and it saves complete image backups. I would just map a drive from the Server to the SAN and set it to auto backup.
What I don't know is how to maximize performance on to the SAN disk group? Should I just add these drives (1.5 TB) to the current disk group (2.6 TB) and make a new Virtual Disk, or should I create a second Disk group of 1.5 TB solely for the 2012 Server that is running the VEEAM backup? And should I be using RAID 5? There is only 1 controller also. We are not a heavy load environment, all of our main production servers are hosted at Rackspace.
Attached is a screenshot of what's configured.