We just got a new Netapp E2760 and i had some questions about how to configure the storage on it. This is the first Netapp array that I have used.
Basically only two VMWare VMs are going to be accessing this server. A huge file server (30TB and growing) and our Unitrends backup VM (20 TB and growing). For the most part they will have traffic at different times of the day. I am thinking I should just make a big disk pool with all of the disks and then make the biggest possible LUNs I can since I wont get a ton of benefit from load balancing smaller LUNs with only a couple virtual machines accessing this data.
Is there anything Netapp specific that I am not thinking about here that would make this a mistake? Or any other reason this is a bad idea?