Recommend Server config for RAID/ESXi
Posted on 2011-05-11
I am configuring a new server to virtualize, and I'm hoping for a couple of recommendations/suggestions.
I plan on running ESXi from on a USB to keep things simple, along with 2-3 Win2008R2 virtual machines. But I'm getting confused with the HD configuration.
Traditionally, in a non-virtual world, I have put the OS on a RAID 1 and the Data on a separate RAID 1 (or 5). I was planning on doing the same here.
My question is how does this change (if at all) in a virtual world?
What are some best practices? I have read all sorts of articles/posts on this and other boards and it has helped some.
If I keep two physical arrays (as metioned above) would it be best to put each VM operating system on the first array and the data on the other?
Should I just create one large array and create different logical drives within?
Please forgive my lack or incorrect use of jargon, as I haven't been playing long in the virtual world. Any other pointers would be most appreciated.