Testing a new Hyper -v server prior to deployment
Posted on 2015-01-10
I have a server loaded with Hyper V 2008 R2 below are the specs
Main Server Specs are
Chassis - Intel SC5299BRP
Mobo - Intel S3420GP(LC)
PSU - Dual 610W
CPU - Intel® Xeon® Processor X3430 (8M Cache, 2.40 GHz)
RAM - 12GB
RAID - Intel SRCSATAWB
HotSwap Cage - 6 Drive Hotswap Cage
HDDs - 6 - 500GB SATA Enterprise 7200 RPM Seagate Constellation ES ST3500514NS FW SN11
Bios and Firmwares are at the latest as of today.
Arrays - Array 1 Raid 1 two 500GB Drives, Array 2 Raid 10 with 4 500GB drives.
I want to create 2 VMs with Server 2012 Standard running DHCP, DNS, AD, Print on both VMs and on one i will also have the Files on there. I want to run utilties to test the performance and make sure the server can handle both VMs I will install the OS on the Array 1 and the data on the Array 2. There is about 300GB of data files that will be on here. I have never used tools like iometer or passmark so i dont know if that way people use to test servers before putting in production. Can someone give me some direction what what to test and what setting to have setup in the testing software.