Scaled Out File Servers with HypeV over SMB3
Posted on 2014-03-24
I am considering to deploy a full All Clustered Win2012 R2 environment -consisting of Clustered HyperV hosts + Clustered File Servers + shared JBOD enclosures with SAS drives, to replace our existing Win2008 Hyper V cluster.
Our existing setup consists of W200R2 HyperV hosts on a shared IBM DS3400 storage. But performance and IOPS is kinda slow as our number of systems have grown significantly.
However, there does not seem to be many such deployments in actual Production? Even the whitepaper by Dell for its Storage Spaces PowerVault MD12xx states "Dell doesn't support running Windows Server 2012 Storage Spaces in production environment".
Does anyone have any input or actual experience with SOFS running SQL and HyperV workloads?