Hardware Requirements Virtualization
Posted on 2011-09-08
We have a client where I am getting ready to deploy the following setup;
Server 2008 Enterprise (Hyper V Host)
Small Business Server 2011 (Hyper V Guest)
Server 2003 Standard- Terminal Server (Hyper V Guest)
All of this will be on an HP ML350 G6. 18GB of RAM, Xeon CPU, all the good stuff.
What I want to figure out is how to do the hard drives. I am thinking about running six 146GB 15000RPM SAS drives. Should I do this in RAID 5? Should I do two RAID 5 arrays? (one for SBS, one for the others?) SBS can be quite intensive- I'm not sure which way will be the best performance.
Thanks for the advice!