I installed and configure couple of VmWare servers with local and shared storage in Lab a year ago. And since that time I am working with Hyper-V. So need some refresh…
I have to deploy one ESXi 4.1 update 1 host with local storage.
HP Proliant DL380 G7
7 HSs – SAS 146GB 15K
RAM – 32GB
4 NICs – 1Gb
2 VMs should be installed: Server 2008 for the App and SQL server
I still don’t have an answer to the question about real load (how many users will acess the host). But I know that the server is a monster for required load.
1. The best Raid(s) configuration with 7 HDs available.
I forgot partitioning options on ESX… Please remind…
In case of local storage, how VMs partition should be separated from HyperVisor.
Separate Raid? Mirror for HyperVisor and Raid5 for VMs. Or Raid 10 for everything and 1 hot spare disk?
2. Optimal Network configuration with 4 NICs.
Please suggest the config that you will do for yourself :) with provided hardware.