Best Disk Array setup for VMware on HP ML350 G6 Server
Posted on 2011-10-22
I need to upgrade my client's HP ML350 G6 server's disk array to increase performance and allow for 4th server. The server is running ESXI 4.1. Currently there are 4 146GB drives installed in a RAID5 configuration which we did orginally to meet a budget. I am thinking of adding 4 additional drives, creating a RAID10 array, and moving the more resource demanding servers (such as the SQL server) over to that array to increase performance.
I would like your feedback. Is my above strategy the best way to go about this or is there a better option? My goal is the maximum amount of IOPS I can get from the disk arrays.