Appendix: Recommended volume and file or LUN configuration combinations

There are specific combinations of FlexVol volume and file or LUN configurations you can use, depending on your application and administration requirements. Understanding the benefits and costs of these combinations can help you determine the right volume and LUN configuration combination for your environment.

The following volume and LUN configuration combinations are recommended:

You can use SCSI thin provisioning on your LUNs in conjunction with any of these configuration combinations.

Space-reserved files or LUNs with thick volume provisioning

Benefits:

Costs and limitations:

Non-space-reserved files or LUNs with thin volume provisioning

Benefits:

Costs and restrictions:

Space-reserved files or LUNs with semi-thick volume provisioning

Benefits:

Less space is reserved up front than for thick volume provisioning, and a best-effort write guarantee is still provided.

Costs and restrictions: