We're a relatively small organization and looking to consolidate four servers into an ESXi 4.0 install. I've purchased a Dell R710 with the following specs...
(2) 2.66 Xeon Processors
24GB 1333MHz Ram
(6) 500GB SATA Drives
I've been reading quite a bit of information about the optimium setup for a VMware box but I've noticed some inconsistencies.
RAID Setup :
It is possible to support RAID 0 - 50 on our card? I have been considering RAID 50 because although the storage takes a hit the read/write performance makes it a better choice. Is this correct? Or should I split up the drives into multiple RAID configuration?
Your thoughts woud be much appreciated,