This week both NetApp and EMC released updated versions of documents I highly recommend to everyone interested in virtualization! Now some might think why would I want to read a NetApp document when we are an EMC shop.! Or why would I want to read an EMC document when my environment is hosted on a NetApp FAS3050. The answer is simple, although both documents contain vendor specific information there’s more to be learned from these documents because the focus is VMware products. No marketing nonsense, just the good stuff!
NetApp’s guide dives in to the basics of multipathing for instance. Especially the section on iSCSI/NFS is useful, how do I setup multiple VMkernels for load balancing and are the pros and cons. EMC’s SRM and Celerra guide includes a full how to set this up. Not only the EMC side but also the VMware SRM side of it. Like I said both documents are highly recommended!
- TR-3749: vSphere on NetApp Storage Best Practices
- EMC Celerra VSA and VMware SRM setup and configurations guide