I building a virtual environment for my client by virtualising his physical environment.
I'm opting for RAID 10 disk configuration for VMWare host server. I know RAID 10 has minimum of disks of 4. If you've used RAID 10 in the past either for physical or virtual environment, I have some questions below:
How many physical disk I required to give me better performance plus redundancy with no budget constraint?
What would be the capacity of each of my physical disk
After considering the above, once RAID 10 is configured using smart array controller from HP server, what would be the total size of my "datastore", i'm assuming it would show only ONE 'datastore" but performs mirroring and stripping for redundancy and performance.
VMWare host only accepts max of 2TB less 512mb of "Datastore" ? Is that means, regardless of the number of physical disks you have, the combine total should not EXCEED 2TB less 512MB?
I'm virtualsing the following physical servers:
File server with 250GB of data which is also acting as print server
Exchange with 150gb of data
Thanks in advance.