Replacing traditional server HDs with SSD for gaining in DB performance?
Posted on 2012-03-27
I've got two virtual Windows Server 2008 32bit running on VMWare ESXi 4.0 on the RAID1 partition of a HP ProLiant DL360 G5. One of the virtual servers is used as a PostgreSQL database server. A colleague of mine is now trying to boost the read-performance of the DB and suggested to use (consumer) solid state disks ... but I'm a bit skeptical. So what is your advice?
Does this make sense? And what exactly would I have to do?
- backup my virtual machines
- replace the two disks
- create a new RAID1
- reinstall VMWare ESXi
- restore the virtual machines
- start and everything will be fine?