VMware – VMFS SAN LUNs Architectural & Planning

>Since there are a way around to architectural and planning a SAN Luns while preparing with VMware environment and provides the VMFS partition for the same.

Here we can get an idea with the following formula. hopefully it might help.

ESX/ESXi Server Configuration –

1) Total No of VM Machines planned to run on individual ESX/ESXi Server – 8

2) Total amount of disk space required for each VM Machines required – 14G

3) Total Storage Capacity required for this Operation – 112G ( 8*14G)

4)Total number of VM Machines planned to deploy on VMware Envirnoment – 200

5)Total Storage Space required for this capacity Planning is – 2800G (200 VM * 14G ) – (Total number of VM Machines planned to deploy on VMware Envirnoment/Total amount of disk space required for each VM Machines required)

6)Total number of ESX/ESXi required for this capacity planning is – 25 (Total number of VM Machines planned to deploy on VMware Envirnoment/Total No of VM Machines planned to run on individual ESX/ESXi Server)

7)Total number of cluster is – 2 ( Two)

8)Number of servers per cluster are – 12/13 ( Total number of ESX/ESXi required for this capacity planning/Total number of cluster is)

Cluster Configuration –

9)Total VM Machines per Cluster – 100

10)Total Storage capacity is – 1400G (Total Storage Space required for this capacity Planning is/Total number of cluster is)

High I/O LUNs Disk Sizing –

11) Total LUNS for disk intensive VMs machines(Total VM Machines per Cluster/32) = 100/32 =3.13

12 )Total size per VM machines with 20% growth – 569G (Total Storage capacity is/3 * 0.20)

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3 thoughts on “VMware – VMFS SAN LUNs Architectural & Planning

  1. Taron November 18, 2011 at 1:34 am Reply

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    • Fidelia December 3, 2011 at 5:41 am Reply

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