I'm in the planning stage for a new server for 10 users. The server will have 6 drive bays.
How should I build the array(s) to achive best performance with 6 x SAS 15k drives?
I need arrays/partitions/vhds for the following systems:
Hyper-V host (Server 2008 R2 Enterprise Edition - not a domain member)
virtual Server 2008 R2 + (second) DC / DNS / DHCP
virtual Server 2008 R2 + Exchange 2010
virtual Server 2008 R2 + SQL 2008 R2 (light usage)
Should I use a single RAID 10 array with two partitions (first partition: Hyper-V host / second partition: fixed size VHDs)
Or is it better to use RAID1 (2 drives) for the host system + RAID10 (4 drives) for all virtual systems (fixed size VHDs)?