[PVE-User] PVE HBA best practice

Stefan Sänger stefan.saenger at gr13.net
Sat Apr 21 08:47:41 CEST 2018

Hi Gilberto,

the Powevault MD1xxx series are only shelved with SAS support, but 
without the actual controller. They are intended as expansion units - 
either to a single server (which is basically like making the case 
bigger and adding more disks) or to extend an actual storage.

If you go for a MD3xxx device you actually get what you want - available 
with SAS, FC or iSCSI.

Whila a storage switch for this is recommended, with only 2 attached 
servers it is not necessarily requried.

HA solution then leans towards LVM storage.

We actually have a HA solution including SAS switches and 10 servers 
(mixed, 4 rack servers and 6 blades in a small bladecenter) running for 
a couple of years now.

I would always recommend using Switches and setting up multipath here...

best regards,


Am 20.04.2018 um 17:12 schrieb Gilberto Nunes:
> Hi there PVE Users!
> I have here a PowerEdge Dell R740 and a Storage MD1400.
> This is a DAS Dell solution.
> Further, we will have another server, that we will buy later, to compose a
> cluster/HA solution.
> So, what is the proper way to use the HBA within Proxmox, in order to make
> it reliable and prepared to work later as Cluster/HA solution?
> May I have ZFS pools?
> May I have see the disk as local discs, and use it directly or what?
> I need some guide in this matter, some doc will be appreciated.
> Thanks a lot.
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