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  • Forum Reply: Re: ESXi4 not seeing full capacity on MD3000i LUN

    >> Am I doing anything wrong Yes you are. 1) Both ESX & ESXI support 2Tb per lun as maximum for a VMFS and for a RDM (Physical or virtual). A recommended size of the vmfs datastore is about 400-500Gigs, and 6-10 VMs per datastore (for server environment). 2) Only one disk group (not...
  • Forum Reply: Re: Firmware and NVSRAM upgrades on dual-controller MD3200

    Was just wondering what type of VMs you were running. I run primarily Linux. Do you know if the IO all gets switched to the one controller thats not being upgraded, then switches IO to the upgraded controller when it upgrades the second controller? I'm assuming thats what happens. The MD3200 owners...
  • Forum Thread: MD3200i setting up multipath from CentOS,, storage network clogs after awhile

    we have an MD3200i box, that is connected to a couple of vmware esx, the connecting from vmware hypervisors is working fine, We are now trying to configure multipath from a cluster of vitual machines running CentOS 5.6, we have tried a couple of configurations, the last one was using rdac, after a...
  • Forum Thread: Building 2x MD3200i and 3x R710 ESXi 5.0: some advices needed.

    Hello, We are building this virtualization environment: Between the 2x MD3200i and the 3x R710 there is 2x 6424 switchs. This is a private network, dedicaced only for the iSCSI connections. The 3x R710 got 2 NICs and 4 eth ports are available for the iSCSI connections. Each server is installed...