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Best Practices and Guidelines for Integrating the Dell EqualLogic FS7600 and FS7610 into an Existing SAN A Dell EqualLogic Best Practices Technical White Paper Dell Storage Engineering February 2013

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BP1038| Best Practices and Guidelines for Integrating the Dell EqualLogic FS7600 and FS7610 into an Existing SAN

Table of contents Acknowledgements .......................................................................................................................................................................... 4 Feedback ............................................................................................................................................................................................ 4 Executive summary .......................................................................................................................................................................... 4 1

Introduction ................................................................................................................................................................................ 5 1.1

Audience ........................................................................................................................................................................... 5

1.2

Terminology ..................................................................................................................................................................... 5

2

Dell EqualLogic FS Series NAS Appliance .............................................................................................................................. 7

3

Benefits of NAS ........................................................................................................................................................................... 8

4

Lab test objectives ..................................................................................................................................................................... 9

5

Test topology and architecture ............................................................................................................................................. 10

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Test methodology ................................................................................................................................................................... 12

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Test results and analysis ......................................................................................................................................................... 14

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7.1

Small block results with shared versus separate pool design ............................................................................... 14

7.2

Large block results with shared versus separate pool design ............................................................................... 15

Planning and design considerations .................................................................................................................................... 18 8.1

Network ports ................................................................................................................................................................ 18

8.2

IP addresses ................................................................................................................................................................... 19

8.3

Pool configuration ...................