I'm new to setting up ESXi so bear with me please..
I have read a lot of post on this and thought I knew how I was going to setup this up but now I'm questioning my plan.
I'm going to have 5 VM running on a Dell 2900III with a PERC 6/I integrated Raid controller. Also have 8gb of ram installed.
30 users and 10 remote users: 40 total
VM = Domain Controller
VM= File/Print Server
VM= Share Point Server
VM=SQL 2k5 Server <-- This is for a very small app special app (10meg database after a year of usage) and for Share Point Eventually.
I have 4x750gb SATA hard drives and 4X1TB SATA hard drives.
I was planning on setting up the 4x750's in a Raid 10 for the ESXi installation and the storage for the Virtual Machines. Then install the 4x1TB drives in a Raid 1 setup which would give me 2 Raid 1 setups for my data storage.
After reading a lot here it looks like a lot of people setup a Raid 1 with small disk to just hold the ESXi installation and then store all of their VM and data on a Raid 5 setup.
I guess I just need some experienced advise as to how I should setup my Raid system to work the best for my plan.
Thanks for any help,