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need advise to Configure my storage and virtualization environment

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Hi experts ,

I need your advise ,
I have two server IBM E3690 , on each one i have a Raid controller and 8 Disk of 900 Gig  .
i want to install a raid5 on both server and configure a cluster with vspher 5.1 .
how can i split my space (small part for vspher installation ,else for datastore ) ?
and if i need to add a new storage (witch one you advise me ) , don't need a fiber one anymore .
what the best architecture that you advise me ?

thank you .
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Have you considered using a USB Flash Drive or SD card for the installation of ESXi?

It only requires a flash drive of approx 4GB-8GB

Here is the VMware KB on installing 5.x on USB/SD:
http://kb.vmware.com/kb/2004784

You can then use all your disk storage for the VMFS datastore.
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thanks Andrew Hancock for reply , for the way to install a vsphere its doesnt a matter , but IM asking for the way to organize my installation , for example , to install vspher , you prefer that i configure 2 Hdd in raid0 , and the other in raid 5 like a standalone storage , or configure all disk in raid 5 and do my installation inside ?
and about external storage , what do you advise to buy , an iscsi one ...
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE) earned 500 total points
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I'm recommending, you use an USB flash drive to install ESXi on.

and configure you datastore and leave as is RAID 5 for VMFS, storage of VMs.
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