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EqualLogic PS6100 Configuration for Hyper-V Cluster

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I am new to Hyper-V but have been tasked to create a Hyper-V Cluster 2012 R2 with EqualLogic PS6100 SAN via iSCSI.  

PS6100 Configuration
7 - SSD 400 GB drives (RAID 6 with 1 hot spare)
17 - 10K 600 GB drives (RAID 10 with 1 hot spare)

Question is how big of LUNs should I create?  Typically here they configure 500 GB LUNs but not sure why?  Is there an advantage to creating more smaller than a single or two big Luns?  

I am open to suggestions and again this is my first Hyper-V system I come from a VMware environment.  

Thanks!
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 500 total points
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We prefer to create 500-800GB LUNs, unless we have a special requriement for a Super Sized LUN.

It's generally to keep the VM count lower per LUN, "all in eggs in one basket thoery", smaller the LUN, the less VMs, that can go offline, if the LUN should fail!

Also get the HiT Kit from Dell to aide integration and get multipath working.
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Thanks Andrew.
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