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  • Advice for SAN for 3 x FCP / 2 x XServe RAID

  • Ben Cheng

    February 10, 2006 at 7:10 am

    Hi guys,

    Wonder if you can help me out with the following :

    – 3 x FCP (1 x HD / 2 x SD)

    – 2 x XServe RAID (1 x 14 x 250GB / 1 x 7 x 500GB)

    – 1 x QLogic SANbox 5200-8

    – SANmp

    May I know whats the ideal config for the XServe RAIDs ?

    I’m thinkin of putting the 14-drive XServe RAID for the HD system, split the 7-drive XServe RAID among the 2 SD systems

    14-drive XServe >
    4 partitons/LUNs
    1 partiton/LUN from Channel A + 1 partiton/LUN from Channel B = 1 volume
    Total 2 volumes (1 for Media, 1 for Render)

    7-drive XServe >
    4 partitons/LUNs
    2 partitons/LUNs = 2 volumes
    Total 4 volumes (2 for Media, 2 for Render)

    Will the 14-drive XServe RAID be able playback 1 x HD stream + 2 x SD streams (for the SD systems) at the same time ?

    Is the 7-drive XServe RAID sufficient for the 2 SD systems ?

    Any advice is greatly appreciated !

    Cheers
    Ben Cheng

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