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What is the best practice for setting up disk for an exchange server on vmware data stores?

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Is it ok to have the C drive on one data store and then the disk for the data bases all on the same data store or is it best practice to have the C drive on one data store and then the dbs disk on their own data store?
Does it really matter?
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It matters, if the datastores are on different SANs, or media technology, or you have tiered performance storage.

e.g. magnetic disks or vSAN, or SSD

But if it is all on the same SAN, performance is likely to be similar.
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Yes the storage is all going to be on the same san so is there really a difference if the disk are all on the same data store and not seperate data stores?
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Not really, we often spread the load of VMs, and ensure that VMs of similar types to do not operate on the same datastore.

e.g. do not have two Exchange Servers, or SQL servers on the same datastore, to keep datastore contention down.
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Ok rodger that..
There will be just 1 exchange server so I will have all the disk on the one data store.
Thanks for the info as usual...
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no problems.
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disk can be on same data store for 1 exchange server
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