i'm new to NetApp solutions and i'm thinking now about buying a NetApp for my vSphere environment (use NetApp NAS features).
I'm looking for a solution that will give me at least 6000IOPS, and i need about 10TB of storage. I thought about buying FAS2240-2 with 24 drives (600GB SAS) and an additional DS2246 with 24 drives too (600GB SAS). My questions are:
will this configuration give me the required performance?
Is there any less-pricey way to achieve the same results?
If i buy FAS2240-2 HA, does it mean i should set each controller to work with different set of disks? one controller with the internal disks, and the other with the external disks? should i treat each controller as a different datastore?
Can i use vSphere SRM with FAS2240? which additional license i need to buy from NetApp?
Each controller has 4GbE ports. My network is 1GbE network (not 10Gb). does NetApp include any NIC Teaming option that will give me 4Gb for each controller?
Regular RAID controller have built-in read/write cache. does NetApp have one too (if i don't buy any flash cache solution)
Is it easy to install and configure? what's the steps of the setup process? i didn't find any manual for this that i can read.