We are setting up a new Windows 2012 R2 server. This will serve 25 client pcs on the local network for roaming profiles - acting as a domain controller - file sharing -
We have no databases and no exchange data to be hosted locally.
we wish to have 4tb or more data capacity.
The server will be an ML 350 g9 - HP server - running windows 2012 R2 (WE WONT SET THIS UP AS A VIRTUAL SERVER) so will be physical Windows server install.
We are aware that the system raid partition cannot be larger than 2tb in order for us to install Windows 2012r2 so my question is what would be the best setup for the raid 10 if we purchased 8 x 1.2tb Hard drives ?
e.g would the server perform quickest if we setup x 2 of the 1.2tb on a raid 1 mirror (Install the os on this partition as it will be kept below 2tb)
then setup raid 10 for the reamaining x 6 of the 1.2tb drives that could be used as the data partition ?? or is there a more ideal config?
Please advise on your thoughts