Hyper-V Failover Cluster with HP P2000 SAS?

I should plan a W2012 Datacenter Hyper-V Cluster with 2 x DL380 G7.

I went through the specs from HP and would need to know if anybody has experience with following configuration (if it works and if yes, how the performance is for up to 10 virtual servers)

1 x HP P2000 G3 SAS MSA Dual Controller LFF Array System (AW593B)
2 x HP H221 Host Bus Adapter (650931-B21)
12 x HP P2000 600GB 6G SAS 15K 3.5in ENT HDD (AP860A) - in Raid 5 + Spare
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Mohammed KhawajaManager - Infrastructure:  Information TechnologyCommented:
This configuration does work fine.  However, I am curious as to what the cost for the storage is.  Microsoft is offering its StorSimple SAN for free but will charge $53,000 / year and it includes the following:

1. iSCSI SAN with 50 TB
2. Includes are backup software for backing up your environment
3. Includes 50 TB of Azure storage
4. Can be used for storage for your Hyper-V cluster

With this configuration, you could not only have your VMs on a SAN but have it replicated to Azure as well as keep backups which will also be replicated to Azure.  This will take care of buying additional software, SAN as well as off-site storage and off-site backup.
andyalderSaggar maker's bottom knockerCommented:
I would advise against having any more than 7 disks in a RAID 5 array, use RAID 50 or RAID 6 if you want that many. Chances of rebuilding failing after a disk failure due to a bad block on another disk is too great. Apart from that it works great for up to 4 hosts in the cluster. I don't think H221 is certified for G7 servers though, quickspecs says use HP SC08e 6Gb SAS HBA for G6 and G7.

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iamroot80Author Commented:
The StorSimple SAN sounds not bad but "little" bit too expensive for what i need to plan :) (the costs of my planed storage is € 10,000,--)

In the past 15 years i'd mostly Raid 5 with 8-12 disks and that issue with re-building i never saw and with 2 x Raid 5 i would loose another 600GB disk for Storage but maybe i'll switch to Raid 6 instead of Raid 5 + Spare.
About controller i was not sure, the HP SC08e (614988-B21) looks to be more suitable, thanks for the hint :)
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