I’d like to float something out there for the VMWare experts here. I have a client who is getting a complete infrastructure replacement, so everything gets to be setup clean from scratch.
This client has 2 buildings, side by side connected with multiple extra strands of fiber. The intent here is to put 2 Dell R640’s, 2 Dell S4112 switches and 1 Dell SCv3020 Compellant SAN in each building, interconnected to each other via fiber and make this a FT/HA environment. So in total there will be 4 hosts, 4 switches and 2 SANs, all on separate but routed subnets. Each of the SANs are 22TB RAW, and the total VM utilization is 15TB which will reside in this environment.
– Would this be best configured as a 2 node vSAN (1 in each building) with each set of SANs being RAID5 at the SAN level together?
– Or maybe each SAN as a node? RAW or RAID5 individually, or RAID5 via Storage Policy in VMW?
Looking for some expert guidance, insights, things to consider here.
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