“Advanced virtual machine (VM) storage options can improve performance, but their benefits will go only so far if your physical LUNs are not configured with best practices in mind.
Only when a LUN configuration meets the needs of your VM workloads can you significantly improve virtual machine performance. When it comes to LUN configuration, hardware choices, I/O optimization and VM placement are all important considerations.”
I look at the following topics and give guidance from the field.
- Hardware and LUN Configuration
- Disk Types
- I/O optimization
- RAID levels
- Thin Provisioning
- Block-Level Deduplication
Read more HERE.
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