Setting up P2000 SAN and 2 ESXi Hosts
Posted on 2013-11-14
So, I am converting our current server infrastructure to a VM setup with a P2000 SAN. The current setup is as follows:
SERVER1 - FILE, PRINT, DC, DNS, DHCP, VPN Access, (Other utility services)
Server2 - CaseManagement System, FILE, DNS, QB Database Files
Esxi1 - Remote Access VM
The change which I am in the process of making is the introduction of a SAN, P2000, and 2 more Esxi Hosts. I have the VM Essentials bundle.
I want to create the following VM's, spaced across the 3 ESXi hosts while providing for the best redudancy and of course performance. Those VM's will be the following:
FILE\PRINT, EXCHANGE, REMOTE, CASEManagement, DC (DNS, DHCP), Secondary DNS.
I may want to add a couple more VMs for various services down the road.
The SAN is a SAS 24 10k 7.2TB
The FILE Server and Exchange are the first 2 VM's that I would like to create. We are currently storing approximately 2TB as of today, but this will be growing. So I was going to allocate 3TB for the file server. OR can I wait to do that?
My experience with setting up SANs is limited so any help would be extremely appreciated. Any base assistance would be EXTREMELY helpful for me.