HP StorageBlade config best practices
Posted on 2014-12-17
We are looking to move away from our existing storage in the new year, and want to take advantage of the 4 spare blade slots that we have on our HP C3000 chassis.
We have 4 x BL460c Gen8 blades, so I think we could use the D2220sb storage blades, which have 12 disk slots per blade, and I believe a max disk size of 800GB - Feel free to correct me if I'm wrong - And I envisioned making use of the HP VSA, which we got when we originally bought our existing SAN, to consolidate the storage blades (as I think the C3000 will present them as DAS to the adjacent BL460c in this configuration) into iSCSI storage.
If my calculations are correct, we would have:
12 x 800GB in RAID10 = 4.8TB per storage blade
Now, I'm wondering about the capabilities of the HP VSA when it comes to stuff like Network RAID... Can it do it? Our current SAN is in RAID10 on each node, and then Network RAID10 between the 2 nodes also.
What are my options here, realistically?
Thanks in advance!