guitarfish
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PowerVault ME4 - basic setup questions

I'm setting up my first SAN, right now I'm doing some setup in a lab environment and learning my way around. The ME4 will have 3 PowerEdge servers connected via direct SAS connections. I'm going through all the documentation, and I'm stuck at Disk Groups. I'm using the ME4 web interface to go through the initial setup screens. It's prompting me with a recommended configuration to put all disks in a single Disk Group. I am not sure why this is recommended. I have 24 disks, and expected I would make 12 RAID-1 disk groups. What are the pros/cons of each approach?
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Re: PowerVault ME4 - basic setup questions

Hello guitarfish,

Most customer that I have worked with don’t use the recommend configuration & instead create their own pools & disk groups.

Please let us know if you have any other questions.

DELL-Sam L
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guitarfish
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Re: PowerVault ME4 - basic setup questions

Thanks for the reply.  So much of the documentation explains HOW to do something, but not WHY.  The advantages & benefits of one config vs a different config aren't mentioned, and sometimes the need information isn't easy to find.  After lots of searching and reading It's starting to make sense now.

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