Looking for thoughts and opinions from people regarding file server philosophies. We have data shares on five different servers that we are looking to virtualize. Probably about 3TB of data across all shares on those servers.
I have plenty of room on my VMWare environment - Disk, Processor, RAM.
What works for you? One big file server, all shares hanging off of it? Multiple servers to spread the shares? Within the one/each, is a larger datastore to hold the entire VMDK more efficient, or more prone to error/issue?
Thanks in advance!