Short for 'Storage Area Network', a SAN is a network for block level storage. One or more controllers present logical drives (called LUNs) to one or more hosts through a switched fabric.

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What is the ideal disk allocation size using our Nimble SAN?

I have seen many recommendations to use 64K disk allocation size for data drives such as from the SQL Server Setup Checklist on BrentOzar.com. The best practice guide for using our Nimble SAN with ...
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Correlating Disk Latency on Application side Vs. EMC SAN

Our OLTP databases have encountered several I/O issues. During those events: Avg disk sec read on the data file was 0.2 second or higher We found windows eventlog entries stating: "SQL Server has ...
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VM SQL Data and Log drives have one Block Size, SAN another. Issues?

Setting up a new SQL VM. What happens if VM data and log drives have 64K (recommended) block size but SAN (IBM DS3500 Express) was configured with a different block size? I want to avoid IO issues ...