Equalogic P6500 / ESXi / Windows 2008
Posted on 2014-02-26
We have a two brand new Equalogic devices ready to go with around 70TB of useable storage. We will be using three VMWare Esxi clustered hosts two support around 13 VM's mostly running 2008 or 2012 server.
We have one server, a file server which has a currently large storage volume of around 30TB, twice the size of the LUN limitation imposed by the P series. Our challenge is that we want to have the same folder architecture as what we have now and that will require us keep the large size of 20-30TB total.
We are considering using a single datastore with 2 15TB segments across to the two LUN's to accommodate what we need in having a single large shared volume. We do not want to use host side spanning as I don't trust using soft arrays.
Would this be an appropriate approach? Any suggestions to accommodate what we are looking to do?