Building an HP DL380 G7 server with SSDs
Posted on 2015-01-21
Hello! We're looking to upgrade hardware on a DL380 G7 server and need better disk performance. We currently have this particular SQL server as a vm (vmware) on a Compellent SAN where the Tier 1 storage is 15k SAS drives. We are experiencing disk latency and performance issues, so we are looking to build up a physical, max the memory to 384GB and put the db and tempdb on SSDs. The HP supported drives are outrageously priced and not abundantly available for this G7 server. I am looking at other 3rd party solutions and am really considering PCI-e SSD cards like Fusion-io cards. Any thoughts/ideas/recommendations would be greatly appreciated! Thank you!