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vmware and VSA -> Raid

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when I have 3 servers , Dell720xd, and I want to use VSA, which raid is the best ?
Because on the hosts I have to setup the raid, and I can choose between 5,50,6,60 and so on.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert PRO / EE Fellow/British Beekeeper)

8/22/2022 - Mon
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert PRO / EE Fellow/British Beekeeper)

You will need to select based on performance and storage size?

Do you want MAXIMUM PERFORMANCE?

Or Best for Storage available?
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Eprs_Admin

each server has 9 TB.
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Eprs_Admin

with bother servers I want to use VSA.
I want good performance but I will not loose so much space...
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Eprs_Admin

which you would recommend for using VSA ?
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert PRO / EE Fellow/British Beekeeper)

RAID 10
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Eprs_Admin

ok but here I loose 50% of the capacity.
Where do I set this on the host or on the VSA ?
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Eprs_Admin

on the hosts I can set more different virtual drives.
can I choose here just one drive with all capacity and later I can set more LUN´s with the VSA ?
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Eprs_Admin

when I have 9.2TB on each server. I have two hosts.
How much I have with VSA and Raid10 ?
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What size of disks do you have in the server?
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Eprs_Admin

I have 8 disks in each server with 1.2TB each.
Total in one server 8x 1.2TB
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert PRO / EE Fellow/British Beekeeper)

Okay, so configured as RAID 10

4.8TB (approx 4.5 usable for VSA, clustered between both Nodes)
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Eprs_Admin

Ok, for VSA I have to count both servers.
The capacity for VSA is 9.2*2/2 = 9.2.
With Raid10 I will have 4.8TB netto for data.
Right ?
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ok, that means in VSA I cannot setup LUN´s ?
That has to be done before?
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert PRO / EE Fellow/British Beekeeper)

1. Provision your hardware and storage and create RAID arrays.

1A. Install ESXi 5.5 and create datastores (4.5TB)

2. Install VSA using the 4.5TB datastore.

3. Then provision LUNs from VSA. (out of the chunk of 4.5TB)
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Eprs_Admin

ok thanks a lot
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert PRO / EE Fellow/British Beekeeper)

No problems, thanks.