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2x DL380 G7 and 2x P2000 SAS MSA G3

Ian Taylor
Ian Taylor asked
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Hello,

I am unable to locate this sort of setup, but I am trying to find out if this setup is possible, can I do the following:

Have\Connect 2x P2000 SAS MSA G3 together to 2x DL380 G7 Servers?

We would like to build a Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V Cluster.

Many Thanks.
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Technical Architect - HA/Compute/Storage
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Your P2000 SAS MSA G3 will have four SAS Ports per controller.

Your DL380 G7 servers need to have two dual port SAS HBAs installed: 614988-B21

Port 0 on each HBA would be connected to controller 0 while Port 1 on each HBA would be connected to controller 1.

From there, set up your storage as follows:
LUN 0: 1.5GB for Quorum
LUN 1: GB = Sum of node RAM + 100GB (our arbitrary formula)
LUN 2: 50% of GB/TB left
LUN 3: 50% of GB/TB left

LUN 2 would be assigned to controller 0 while LUN 3 would be assigned to controller 1. This would distribute the I/O between the two controllers relative to the VHDX files being hosted on them.

LUN 1 would be for the memory files each VM creates as well as your configuration files.