Fiber Zoning for Best BE 2012 Performance
Good Morning and thank you in advance for any assistance provided.
Current setup is as follows:
- VNX5300 SAN hosting VMWare environment. (4GB Fiber HBAs)
- Physical Server hosting Backup Exec 2012 (2GB Fiber HBA)
- ADIC Scalar i2k with 5 LTO3 drives (4GB Fiber HBAs for the drives, 1GB Fiber HBA for Management Port)
For Zoning, my setup is as follows:
I have the VNX5300 and the backup server in one zone. I have the ADIC drives, management port, and backup server in another zone.
I thought that this setup would provide incredible performance benefits, however I'm seeing some pretty slow backup speeds (i.e. 60MB/min). Should the VNX5300 SAN, backup server, and ADIC (including drives) all be in the same zone?
Finally, I decided to take a stab and change some of the ADIC Scalar Drive settings (i.e. Block Size, Buffer Size, Buffer Count, etc) but if anything, performance suffered. Does anyone have any experience configuring these settings for optimal performance?