Installing ESXi 7.0 on a SAN
Does anyone know the best practices for setting up ESXi Datastores on a SAN? I have an HPE DL2700 SAN with 24Tb of free space. Should I just create one Datastore with 24Tb, or should I divide that up into smaller Datastores? My end-game will be to have four servers connecting to the SAN and all of my VMs running between the four servers and using the SAN as shared storage.
Ronnie Wongreplied to Jeff Gortney on last edited by
Sounds like a great idea. You have to make decisions for dividing up your LUN across your SAN. Do you need larger and fewer LUNs or smaller and more LUNs.
Take a look at VMWare's documentation on this decision and some good considersations: https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-vSphere/7.0/com.vmware.vsphere.storage.doc/GUID-2C8FAE1F-98F7-4E0B-AEA0-83A4FF16A252.html
I've been a long time ESXi user, which is fine but with a SAN, to fully take advantage of the SAN you may also want to consider vSphere to manage ESXi to the fullest capabilities.