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NetApp Storage Block Alignment - Linux CentOS 5.1 64bit

Greetings,

I am deploying a couple new VMs with ESX 3.5 using NetApp datastores via NFS. I have this TR http://www.netapp.com/library/tr/3593.pdf that discusses proper storage block alignment for Windows. Is there a similar document or recommendation for Linux? We have the need to deploy a couple CentOS VMs and want to make sure they are optimized.

Also, we're planning to use CentOS 5.1 64bit-- I believe the correct machine type to choose from the pull-down when creating the VM is Redhat AS 5, 64 bit yes? (or is it better to use 'Other 64 bit Linux').

Thanks in advance to any help, primarily on the storage block alignment piece.

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