We have a question about the following ESXi setup, this is the configuration:
- 1 Intel core i5 650 CPU
- 16 GB DDR3 dual channel 1333Mhz
- 4 320GB 7200 RPM disks
- 1 GBit NIC
- 1 Asus P5QL-VM DO motherboard
Esxi 5.0 is installed on one of the 320GB disks. After the installation we converted a sbs 2008 server to the esxi server. Than we created a second empty virtual disk to create a software RAID in Windows. We did this for the C and D drive. so you have 2x drive C as VM disk in RAID1 and 2x drive D as VM disk in RAID1, each vmdisk is on a seperate harddisk.
All seemed to work well for about a week, but very often on irregular bases, the server becomes slow, users can't access databaes or files for a while, outlook freezes, licensing servers fail,...
We have reasons to believe that the RAID setup we've created is not the best solution. We were wondering if RAID5 in Windows would be a better option?