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  • 1.  LUN stripe size best practice (HDS)

    Posted Aug 12, 2009 07:04 AM

    I am currently installing a couple of Hitachi AMS 2100 SANs for presenting storage to ESX. The stripe size options for creating RAID5 LUs on the AMS are 64/256/512kb, with 256 being the default. Does it make a great deal of difference which is selected, what would be the best performance for ESX? Also is there any configuration required in ESX to ensure best performance? Thanks

  • 2.  RE: LUN stripe size best practice (HDS)

    Posted Aug 12, 2009 01:14 PM

    Hi Bazza,

    Let me know if you find out, I asked a similar question just before you


  • 3.  RE: LUN stripe size best practice (HDS)

    Posted Apr 14, 2010 11:34 AM

    I came across this looking for the same question you are. I asked around and the answer I got was "the default of 256k is the best for 99% of cases, especially with VMware VMFS partitions". The only time we would consider deviating from this is in a situation where we have a very predictable large sequential block workload (not typical with VMware VMFS') and possibly with things like video streaming where the controllers were struggling to write the data quick enough.

    I hope this helps others looking for the same info.

    R Hinder