I have 2 Dell 2950 servers.
Both have 32gb ram, 2 300GB SAS 15k drives and 4 1 TB sata drives.
We ahve licensing for Server 2008 and Hyper V, I wanted to use VM ware but we cant afford the additional cost.
Would it be best to install Hyper V role on one server using the 300GB 15k drives to host the OS and applications then run the storage portion off a raid 5 set comprised of the 4 1TB drives? or would Raid 10 be a better option for performance? I am looking to create SQL 2008 server, application server and a file server all runnign Server 2008 ont eh hyper V platform.
Would I then bea ble to use the secondary 2950 as a Cluster node or failover?
Coudl I get osme recomendation on this please.