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Boot from SAN

Discussion created by Legacy HDS Forums on Aug 2, 2006
Latest reply on Aug 2, 2006 by Legacy HDS Forums

Originally posted by: Snig

Is anyone out there booting from SAN in their environments? 

What size/speed drives are you using for this?

What RAID protection are you using?  Is RAID5 okay?

Some of my thoughts are:

Assuming Swap is on local disk, during the boot process there is a requirement for heavy reads, but after that there shouldn't be many reads or writes.

I'm thinking RAID5 (7+1) on 146GB 10K drives would be fine.

Thanks for your feedback.