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Configuring Raid in VMs

I would like to know if it is needed or even applicapable to configure Disk RAID for Virtual Machines, in Vmware.

for instance if I want to install Exchange server in Virtual environment, then configure Mailbox databases on the RAID5 and Transaction Logs on the mirrored drives.

Is that feasible?

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jskfan

8/22/2022 - Mon
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If you mean you want to configure RAID inside the VM, then no, that wouldn't make any sense at all. But if you mean whether your datastore that holds the VM's should be RAIDed, then yes of course, that is the only option you should go for. As for the RAID level, I'd only use RAID1 or 10, or maybe RAID6, but not 5, for everything.
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Since the storage is on the SAN.
So, Where do you configure the RAID? is it through VCenter?
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Which hardware are you referring to ? ESX servers or SAN storage.?

if I understand Nowadays, most of Vmware infrastructures use SAN for storage, ESX servers they are used just to provide resources such as Memory, CPU and and point of Management (Vcenter).

Now when it comes to RAIDs, I would like to know if it is something that's configurable at the Vmware level (Vcenter) or at the Storage level (SAN)

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I am referring to the SAN.
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thank you