Just purchased two new HP DL360 Gen 9 servers. I need to provision these servers as virtual host machines running Windows Server 2012 R2. It has been quite some time since I last had to provision a server and am unaware of what the best practices are these days.
Both server have 256 GB RAM, four 10K 300GB SAS drives.
I'm trying to get the best performance from each of these machines while at the same time getting the most out of the resources. Looking for suggestions/recommendations:
1. What RAID configuration?
2. Should I use all available space in one drive or partition two drives ( C: & D:)
3. What size should the drives be