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IBM SAN Solution Design Best Practices for VMware vSphere ESXi by Jon Tate, Michael Voigt, Leandro Torolho, Scheila Rossana Rinaldo Maliska, Richard Kelley

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General practices for storage
This chapter describes some general practices and recommendations for target storage devices. From disk to host, there are many factors to consider because every piece of the storage area network (SAN) has a part to play.
This chapter describes the following topics, from disk to host:
General storage systems guidelines
Disks
MDisks and volumes
Back-end
Front end and fabric
Host
4.1 Configuring and servicing external storage systems
In this section, we provide some general guidelines for external storage systems ...

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