5 Replies Latest reply: Feb 3, 2014 7:02 AM by WillFulmer RSS

vSphere ESXi5 and NetApp NFS datastore best practices

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I just got a couple of new NetApp 3270 filers running 8.1RC2 and I am building a new vSphere 5 environment but I want to make sure I am following all the best practices and best configuration for this setup. The Filers are also running some LUN's for my Exchange environment (will be) and our CIFS share. We are using 10GBe connections to and from the filers

 

I have read through the guide somewhat and some things just don't add up or confuse me a bit.

 

We have the X1140A cards so according to the guide these cards are Full Flow Control but should I still set my network flow control to off even if these cards are set to full?

 

Should we enable jumbo frames on everything? I had a technician say it wasn't necessary so I want to verify.

 

Any other information people can provide on setting this up to optimize my vSphere environment including SDRS and using snapdrive in a VM would be greatly appreciated.

 

Thanks

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