I am trying to creating a LUN on my netapp to use with VMWare ESXi 5.1. I have read through the best practices manual created by netapp but I wanted to run this by someone before I implement. The best practices states if I enabled dedupe on thin-provisioned LUNs that I should deploy the LUN in a flexvol that is provisioned with a capacity 2x the size of the LUN.
My aggregate is 13.1TB
I create a 26TB Volume using SAN storage type as I am using iSCSI. With 0% snapshot reserve, thin provisioned and storage efficiency enabled. Can I verify that this is what I need to do to create a flexvol?
I then create a LUN as a VMWARE type and make it 13.1TB, Thin Provisioned.
Am I on the right path?