So I got a new E-series SAN and was wondering about setting up the volumes the best way possible. It seems I've heard that setting up the volumes a certain way or at certain capacities can optimize performance. Is that true? I have a single 60-disk pool setup and am looking to setup ~20TB volumes to use as backup targets. Does is matter at all how I lay out the volumes?
Also, is there a best practice as far as connecting with iSCSI and maximizing network throughput and redundancy? Each controller has two interfaces connected, and I typically use the MS iSCSI Initiator to connect a host to one interface on each controller in sort of a poor man's load balancing. Doing this, I've noticed there will still be several sessions listed in the target properties. Is this right? Is there a better way to do it?
Thanks for your answers!