I need to setup a server with virtual machines. I have not done this before and have some basic questions.
I have a HP Proliant DL380 G6 with 16 72GB drives and 24 GBs of RAM. I am planning on using Windows Server 2012 standard for the host. I need to create four VMs. These include:
Linux VM for a Smoothwall UTM installation (router, DNS, NAT, DHCS, firewall, and content filter)
Windows Server 2012 VM for an AD server
Windows Server 2012 VM for PaperCut print server
Linux VM for a student information system
Should I create one large RAID 5 array using the 16 disks with one as a spare or should I create multiple 72GB RAID 1 arrays and install the host on one and each VM on their own 72 GB arrays?