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Between MS Hyper-V 2012 and VMWare Esxi-5.1 (Free version), which one would give/allow me Maximum local storage? In other words I would like to create a Virtual Host which will host may be couple of guests VMs and one of them will be a MS storage server 2012. I would like to be able to store up to 30TB of media files. I have Dell PE R720XD server. Can I do it with one server?

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I would have to have another server which will host the virtual VM guests and make R720 a sort of storage appliance?

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Does it make sense to virtualize with such a lopsided requirement? –  ewwhite May 26 '13 at 17:37

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Both hypervisors can provide 30TB of storage to a single guest VM.

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Hello, so I should be good with Dell R720XD for installing Hypervisor and installing VMs on the same hardware? –  the Mr. D May 26 '13 at 16:58
    
I'm more of a VMWare guy than HV but if you're doing it on ESXi 5.x then read this first so you don't make a mistake; vmware.com/pdf/esx25_rawdevicemapping.pdf –  Chopper3 May 26 '13 at 17:27

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