For the PowerEdge R840 rack server:
- Set power management to high performance in the server BIOS.
- Enable Hyper-Threading in the server BIOS.
- Configure local disks in RAID 1 for ESXi hypervisor installation.
- Ensure that you have the latest stable version of the BIOS and firmware for all devices that are attached to the server, including FC cards.
- Maintain redundancy at card and port levels for both FC HBAs and Ethernet.