[THIN] Re: What is the optimal RAID configuration

I wasn't implying that the terminal server was being used for persistant
storage... However, users do use applications like Word, Excel, Powerpoint,
etc to create new/edit documents (which ultimately ends up on another file
server somewhere).  Others use TS to access Database applications. Some of
which are client/server, others are not.  If the TS dies, so does the data
they are working on.
Joe

-----Original Message-----
From: Jim Hathaway [mailto:JimH@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Friday, July 12, 2002 9:32 AM
To: 'thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx'
Subject: [THIN] Re: What is the optimal RAID configuration


valuable data on a terminal server? surely that should never be the case.
blood, sweat, tears poured into creating your config, yes. 
 
Besides, with imaging, your downed server is only down until your new drive
arrives. A load balanced farm does mitigate the risk of loosing any one to
two servers out of a farm due to hardware failure quite a bit. 
 
To be fair, performance at Raid 0 on most drive systems these days is only
slightly better than Raid 1. Hardly noticeable to end users and perfmon.
 

-----Original Message-----
From: Joe Shonk [mailto:JShonk@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Friday, July 12, 2002 8:39 AM
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Subject: [THIN] Re: What is the optimal RAID configuration



RAID 1 is fault-tolerant... Multiple load balanced servers in a farm are
not.  Granted there is contigencies/redundancy built in a load balanced
farm, but it's not considered fault-tolerant. If the drive fails, the whole
server fails.  Dropping any connections it had with it, and possible loss of
valuable data.  With Raid 1, if you lose a drive your still ticking aways as
if nothing happened.

-----Original Message----- 
From: Roger Riggins [ mailto:Roger@xxxxxxxxxxxx <mailto:Roger@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
] 
Sent: Friday, July 12, 2002 8:13 AM 
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Subject: [THIN] Re: What is the optimal RAID configuration 


Another possibility is RAID 0 if you want performance, let multiple 
servers be your redundancy. 

ROGER RIGGINS 
A+, MCSE, CCNA, CCA 
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-----Original Message----- 
From: Shannon Wyatt [ mailto:swyatt@xxxxxxx <mailto:swyatt@xxxxxxx> ] 
Sent: Friday, July 12, 2002 7:49 AM 
To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
Subject: [THIN] Re: What is the optimal RAID configuration 

Generally Terminal Servers will have a mirrored disk configuration. 
Since your applications are running from another server (hoepully) then 
the additional RAID 5 configuration is unnecessary. 

Most of the people that I work with are using 1U servers for Metaframe, 
so supporting a RAID 5 array is impossible within the server itself. 

-----Original Message----- 
From: thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [ mailto:thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
<mailto:thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> ] On 
Behalf Of Sangha, Jay S 
Sent: Friday, July 12, 2002 7:36 AM 
To: 'thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx' 
Subject: [THIN] What is the optimal RAID configuration 


Does anybody have any information in regards to optimal disk RAID 
configuration for WTS/Citrix servers. We are putting together a new 
build standard but we are unsure as to the best set-up. We are 
considering RAID 1 for the system and RAID 5 for the application. Is 
this sort of stuff documented anywhere. 

Kind Regards, 

Jay Sangha 
NT/2000 Server Operations 
SCS Global Services 
Tel:  +44  (0)1438 76 2630 
Fax:  +44 (0)1438 76 2208 





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