CloudByte ElastiStor best practices

Best practice Description Reference
Creating Pools Create Pools with same vendor/RPMs/sectors/cylinders Pool FAQs
Client Multipathing On client-side, ensure multipath-enabled ISCSI/FC LUN MPIO
Device mapper
LAGG To avail HA, set up network LAGG on the Node Configuring interfaces
Network switch stacking Stack network switch to handle network failure
SAS Multipathing Set up SAS multipath for effective path failoverSAS multipathing
Performance and redundancy Configure ZIL, cache, and hot spare drives for Pools for better performance and redundancy
Network MTUs Configure Network MTUs based on client application recommendation
MTU revision Revise MTU prior to starting I/O on client. Changing the MTU later might disrupt I/O
Secondary ElastiCenter Set up secondary ElastiCenter for management HA. Promoting secondary ElastiCenter
Separate ZIL and Cache device Configure separate ZIL and cache device for each Pool.
Block Length for iSCSI LUNs Ensure that the iSCSI LUNs consumed by ESX clients have blockLength=512
Reducing Dell R720 boot time How to reduce the boot time?

Optimizing the boot time for Dell PowerEdge R720/Dell PowerEdge R820

Backing up ElastiCenter and Node configurations How to backup and restore ElastiCenter and Node configurations Backing up configurations
Storage naming conventions Rules for naming storage components Storage naming conventions