Anyone out there using the Hitachi ASM200 with VI3? I would like comments both good and bad. Also how is performance, I assume with FC drives
Not specifically with this SAN, but have worked on a few TagmaStore all excellent.. Never seen a bad HDS Box...
Yup I have a couple of VI3 Enterprise boxes (Dell 2950's) connected to a AMS200. From my usage of Vi3 against HDS arrays is to use Fixed pathing not MRU. Also a recommendation that came from HDS a while back was that you should keep LUN's to 500GB. and avoid LUSE's if possable.
We run a mix of RAID5 and RAID10 disk arrays. The VMFS file systems are RAID10 on 10k FCAL disks. Performance is pretty dammed good, we have something like 80VM's running on 10 disks on a Thunder 9570V the predecessor of the AMS500 which also has a dozen other services hanging off it including a unix mail server with 15k users hanging off of it, online learning management system and a bunch of oracle databases. The unit just works(tm)
We currently have 2 9570V's an AMS200 and an AMS1000 arrives in 2 weeks.