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SAN to SAN migration

SAN to SAN migration

SAN to SAN migration

We just purchased a Equallogic PS5000x SAN. I currently have 2 LUN's on a ax150i and am planning to migrate the existing VM's to the new SAN. The 2 ESX hosts that we have are using 2 shared disk pools on the existing ax150i.
 Would it be better to create 1 large volume on the new array, or set up the same configuration by creating 2 volumes?

My main concern is that we virtualized our Exchange 07 box and I want to ensure the best performance for that machine.

RE: SAN to SAN migration

Post this thread in the Exchange 2007 since that is the main concern.  It will get better response there.  Label it Exchange 2007 and VM...suggestion only :)

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RE: SAN to SAN migration

I would assume it would depend on what else would be running on the arrays, if you're going to be running multiple SQL clusters as well as the Exchange environment then you would probably be better off splitting the spindles but if you're not then you should be ok with one large array. I would add that if you're using FC SAS drives rather than SATA drives you probably wouldn't notice too much of an impact anyway.


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