I have the following Hyper-V setup:
Fijutsu Siemens PRIMERGY RX300 S4
Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU L5335 @ 2.00GHz
24 GB RAM
2 SAS-RAID-controllers holding 10 disks:
One holds 2 RAID 1-arrays (this is where the 2 new disks is to be attached)
Second holds a RAID1 and a 4 disk RAID 5 for VHDs containing data only/no OS or Swap-files
Hyper-V (w. GUI -> might become a core one day)
1 WS 2008 RTM running Exchange 2007 (4 GB RAM)
5 x WS 2008 R2
Administration-server w. SCWMM, SQL 2008 R2 SMTP (3 GB RAM)
Terminal Server among other things running Outlook 2010 (3 GB RAM)
Print Server (Core 512 MB RAM)
DC (w. GUI 1GB RAM)
Sharepoint 2010 Server (8 GB RAM)
I seek to optimize the Hyper-V server disk, ram and partioningwise.
Two new 15k-disks must be used in the most optimal way.
My initial idea is to place only swap-files on that new 2-disk-RAID - Is that a good idea?
Suppose that is a good idea:
Is it save to create a RAID0 partition (production) out of that two disks (RAID1 is safe but leaves less space and writes slower)?
Which swapfiles are most wise to move 1) Hyper-V OS Pagefile or 2) Page-files of all the VM's that I would then create a virtual disk for, change Page-file location to that new disk and restart
Thank you for reading this long post - I cross my fingers for someone w. experience on the area sharing the knowledge.