Tuesday, August 06, 2013

DELL EqualLogic general recommendations for VMware vSphere ESXi

Bellow are eight major recommendations for DELL EqualLogic implementation with vSphere ESXi:

  1. Delayed ACK disabled
  2. LRO disabled
  3. If using Round Robin, set IOs to 3
  4. If  ENTERPRISE or ENTERPRISE+ license and ONLY with Enterprise/Enterprise+  install MEM 1.1.2
  5. Extend login_timeout to 60 seconds.
  6. Don’t have multiple VMDKs on a single Virtual SCSI controller.  (major cause of latency alerts)
  7. Align partitions on 64K boundary
  8. Format with 64K cluster (allocation unit) size with Windows

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