Installing Xen or VMWare on separate storage device
Posted on 2013-09-03
I'm building a server which will be running XenServer or VMWare ESXi, and it will be using local storage in a RAID10 array running off an LSI MegaRAID card for storing the VMs.
In the past, when I've asked for quotes on this sort of thing I've been given Dell servers with 2x 146GB 15K SAS disks, or 2x SSDs in a RAID1 for the actual installation of Xen or VMWare, and then 4x 10K SAS disks for the storage of the VMs.
Is there a specific reason why the installation of the hypervisor should be installed on separate local storage than the VMs datastore?