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StorageWorks EVA 4400 3 Test methodology
Setting up and configuring the storage
Dell EqualLogic storage configuration
Each of the four Dell EqualLogic arrays has 16 drives, for a total of 64 drives. Each of the five HP StorageWorks
EVA 4400 storage trays has 12 drives, for a total of 60 drives. To match the drive count of the two storage
configurations, we configured two Dell EqualLogic arrays in RAID 10 no-spares mode (16 active drives each) and
two Dell EqualLogic arrays in regular RAID 10 mode (14 active drives each), for a total of 60 active drives.
We connected the Dell Server to the Dell EqualLogic storage via three 1Gb/s Ethernet cables. We configured the
Dell EqualLogic storage into two storage pools. Figure 7 shows the storage layout. The VM operating system and
log storage pool (Storage Pool 1) contained one Dell EqualLogic PS6000 Array. The MailStore database storage
pool (Storage Pool 2) contained three Dell EqualLogic PS5000XV Arrays. We created one 1.28TB volume in the
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- Fall '11