2 VMs on a RAID10 volume, any problems with this?
Posted on 2010-11-24
I am going to order a Dell server to host 2 VMs
VM1- Windows 2008 R2 Std (or Ent.)
VM2- Windows 2008 R2 Std (or Ent.) + MS SQL Server 2008 R2 Std
VM1 is the web/app server, VM2 is the DB server. Both are for a Maximo implementation, there will be 4 users, but may expand a little bit in the future.
My Plan A would be like this
- Get a Dell server with 6 hard drives. RAID 1 (C: 146GB)+ RAID10 (D: 500GB)
Hyper-V Host will be installed on RAID1, the whole RAID10 will be the data partition of the Host.
Two fixed VHD will be created on RAID10. One for each VM. On each VHD, there will be two partitions C: and D: in each VHD, C: for OS, D: for data for VM1 or SQL DB and LOGs for VM2
Would this plan sound okay to you?
Here is Plan B
- Get a Dell Server with 4 hard drives to form a RAID10, 600GB
Make 2 partitions, C: 100GB and D: 500GB. The Hyper-V Host will be on C:.
The 2 fixed VHDs will be on D:. There will be 2 partitions on each VHD, one is for OS, the other is for data for VM1 or SQL DB and LOGs for VM2
Plan B will save us at least $1500 dollars, i think.
Do you see a problem with Plan B?
I understand there could be many options for my situation, but your "real world" experience would be "invaluable"!