2 node IBM x445 4 CPU 2.0 GHZ 4GB Memory each server.
1 Controller IBM FastT700 with 2 EXP700.
26 or more FC-HDD 74GB 15K in RAID 1 + n Hot Spare
Tape and so on...
I need to configure this cluster and I have some questions:
1.Do I need to configure "Zone" and LUN MAsking" even if I have only 2 servers or this only apply when there are more than 2 Servers on the same storage device?
2.I have plenty of space so is it a good thing to put SQL Server DB on one array, SQL Server Logs on another array and SQL Server Backups on a third array?
3.It is sufficient to have only 2 Hot Spare or do you think I need more?
4.Is it better to have multiple arrays or multiple partitions within the arrays?
Please consider the following:
The idea is to create separate arrays for each drive letter.
In fact I have to plan these resources:
1 SQL Server databases
2 SQL Server transaction logs
3 SQL Server backups
4 SQL Server tempdb
5 Oracle database
6 Oracle redo logs
7 Oracle archived redo logs
8 Oracle Exports and Backup (RMAN)
9 File system
10 Ca-BrightStore arcServe Backup for Windows v.11
11 Quorum disk (for the cluster)
12 MS DTC
Every Array would have a different letter.
I have plan to also have Hot Spare drive of 73GB each.
Do you think this is a good design?
Thank you for your time.