I wanted to use SSD in my HP Proliant Gen 8 server, but desktop SSDs are not recommended and I noticed some folks manually mounted and able to insert SSDs into the server, but found some compatibility issues. I asked HP tech support through email, they actually called me to warn not to use desktop SSDs on HP servers, then I stopped thinking of doing it no further.
Now, we have SMB 3.0 with 10Gbps swtich and RDMA capable NICs.
I want to put a bunch (6 x 500GB) of Samsung EVO SSDs in RAID 10 into a Windows 8.1 computer and create SMB shares on it. Then, I like to create VMs from my HP Proliant server to the shares. Since I have only one HP proliant server, I don't think it will cause the problem of 5 node limited access in Windows 8.1.
In order to do this, this is my plan;
1. Buy 10 Gbps switch, 2 10Gbps RDMA NICs, 6 Samsung Evo 500GB SSDs.
2. Configure RAID 10 on Windows 8.1 computer and create SMB shares.
3. Set up network with 10Gbps switch and add 10Gbps RDMA NICs to both HP server(2012) and Windows 8.1 computer
4. Configure VMs to the shares from HP server.
What else am I missing or will this fail?