With regards to ACP connections is this required?
I currently have connectivity using ACP on our SAS disk trays from the controllers but haven't done on the new SATA tray I have put in.
I purposely kept the SATA Array seperate with regards to SAS connections, as I have already used the ACP for the SAS trays and completed the loop. Would I be better leaving it like this or continuing the ACP connection to the SATA tray? Would I need to continue the loop from the last SAS tray into the SATA tray? As all the ACP ports back the controller are already used as the loop ends back here.
Also with regards to disk ownership, we have a HA model as we currently have 2 disk trays, one controller manages one tray and the other controller, the other. With the SATA we have a half filled tray (12 disks). Would it be advisable to give one controller access to be the owner for all of the disks or would I be better of (for performance reasons) to split it and FAS1 controls 6 disks and FAS2 controls 6 disks? This will include a hot spare as well.
Is there any recommendations on these 2 queries I have.
Appreciate any advice anyone can provide on this.