Raid? --> 5 VMs on which --> 1x Raid 10 (10 Drives) or 5x Raid 1 (2 drives/VM)
Posted on 2009-04-06
I have VMWare ESXi (Embedded on a flash drive) Running on a Dell PowerEdge 2900. I have 10 x 146GB 15K SAS drives, 2 Quad core Xeon Procs and 24 GB of Mem, 6 nics, etc ...
I will presumably equally divide resources. I dont have a need for much space. Disk I/O/Performance is a bigger deal.
I am going to run a total of 5 VMs only as listed below:
1 x win2k3 terminal server
1 x win2k3 sql db server
1 x win2k3 app server
1 x win2k3 file server
1 x win2k3 domain controller
My question is should I setup the one raid 10 datastore for all VMs or setup five Raid 1 datastores 1 for each VM.
I dont have a need for much space. Disk I/O/Performance is a bigger deal.
Any Thoughts or suggestions.