SQL 2008, RAID & VM WAre
Posted on 2011-09-28
I am used to working with physical SQL servers, configuring different RAID packs for logs, OS & data files etc.
I am now faced with a VM Ware server that I wish to put SQL 2008 on, the host that I wish to install this SQL instance on is connected to a SAN through a datastore specifically for the SQL build I am configuring. The SAN uses RAID 50.
My question is this - do I need to worry about th RAID configuration within the virtual server, do I need a datastore for logs and a datastore for database files - or does VM Ware decide this intelligently (even if I had two datastores they could over-lap onto the same disk).