Originally Posted by P0RCH
I will have 2 DCs, one on each host and i wil have my hosts in a cluster so that VMs can failover from one host to the other. I have been reading
about the improments Microsoft has made with SMB 3.0. I wonder if SMB 3.0 can really stand up to ISCSI. Should I use SMB or look into using ISCSI. I want to get the best perforrmance I can get with the hardware I can purchase.
With two C1100s and a 2950, how loud will this equipment be? Could i stick it in a closet under the stairs and not worry about the hum of the fans coming through the door?
The humming from the C1100 should be fine, as long as it's not hot under the stairs (assuming in the basement?), but I do not know about the 2950.
SMB 3.0 is pretty good, and for small/medium workloads, it works great with Hyper-V. There are just too many variables to say which is better though. 4 drive in a RAID 10 will do just as good with SMB 3.0 (or better) than iSCSI, assuming they are both traversing a gigabit network and not using MPIO or something on the iSCSI side. Well ,actually there is SMB Multichannel...forgot about that.