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Correct VHDX sector size in Hyper-V enviroment for a RAID array

What is the correct sector size (which available in Powershell as options, when creating a new vhdx) for RAID10 array with default stripe size? I am using LSI 9271-4i controller and 4x Seagate ...
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Migrate 2-drive RAID1 Hyper-V host (4 VMs) to 4-drive RAID6

I have a Hyper-V server w/ 2x500GB drives on RAID1. I would like to replace these with 4x1TB drives on RAID6. I have four VMs on one host, and can get by with just restoring the VMs on a new host ...
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Is it necessary to have RAID in a virtual machine?

I have a Windows 2008 Enterprise on RAID 10 running Active Directory, Hosted Exchange, and a web server on HyperV VMs. Do I need a virtual RAID for Exchange? If so, why? Edit: thanks everyone for the ...
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1answer
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Disk array for virtual machines [closed]

Is there any recommened array for placing the disks of a virtual infraestrcture. As example, I heard that for the OS disk is recommened a mirror array. For placing virtual hard dkis which is ...
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1answer
682 views

Advice: Configuring Old PowerEdge 2950 For Virtualization [closed]

I'm picking up the following old server from geeks for a satellite office: Two (2) Intel Xeon E5430 2.66 GHz quad-core processors 16 GB DDR2 PC2-5300 Fully Buffered (FB DIMM) SDRAM 12 MB L2 cache, ...
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Suggestions for splitting server roles amongst Hyper-V virtual servers / RAID6 or RAID10? / AppAssure

We have 2 Hyper-V hosts at present running 1 virtual server that was converted from a physical box running all roles. My plan is to split the roles over various virtual machines, upgrading to the ...
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8answers
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RAID layout for terminal server usage - what are my options?

I'm finishing off a Terminal Services solution where I have two identical Dell PowerEdge R710 servers running Hyper-V which will both be connected to a Dell MD3000 DAS via SAS HBA. The MD3000 will ...
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1answer
196 views

Linux software RAID-5: failed drive doesn't degrade the array

I have a CentOS 6.0 install sitting in a Hyper-V VM. I'm trying out some of the software RAID features of Linux and I've got a RAID-5 array made up of virtual SCSI disks. Most of it works fine: if I ...
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1answer
274 views

Best Hyper-V performance with 6 hard drives?

I'm in the planning stage for a new (single) server for 10-15 users. The server will have 8 drive bays and I will need two of them for backup storage (SATA-RAID1). How should I use the remaining 6 ...
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1answer
110 views

Hyper-V Development Server - best 4 drive configuration?

We're building a development Hyper-V server that will be shared among 4-6 .Net developers. We'll be running mostly Win2k8R2 VMs with services including MSSQL, SharePoint, TFS, continuous integration, ...
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1answer
290 views

Best RAID Configuration for HyperV VM

I plan to make an HyperV server with 5 or 6 vms, here is the hardware : Xeon L3426 4core 8 thread 16 go ram 2*2To HDD Dell H200 Raid Controller (RAID 0 OR 1); and VMs contains that : 4 vms are ...
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3answers
272 views

Best RAID Config for Hyper-V using 3x 750GB 7200RPM SATA Drives?

I am looking to virtualize 3 - 5 small low resource servers to one Dual QuadCore box. The box currently has 3x 750GB drives available. What would be the best RAID config? I am leaning toward RAID1 ...
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2answers
142 views

Allocating server drives

I'm building a new server. The purpose of this new machine is as a VM host. Previously we had several desktop-class machines masquerading as servers, and I aim to change all that. What I don't have ...
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2answers
763 views

General question about RAID configurations, specifically nested RAID 50

I understand about the different types of RAID configurations: RAID 1 -- Mirror [Redundant] RAID 0 -- Stripe [Performant] RAID 5 -- Hot Spare [Redundant] From what I understand, RAID 1 gives you ...
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2answers
674 views

Hyper-V 2008 on Dell T410 without RAID!

Please don't shoot me down here, our company are relocating to a small office with no room for our 3 existing Dell rack servers and cabinet. Budget is tight as a ...well its tight, about £1100 so I'm ...
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2answers
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What is the recommended disk setup for hyper-v on Windows Server 2008

We have two new servers running Server 2008 Standard: Dual Xeon E5430 @ 2.66 16 GB RAM 6 Seagate 146GB 15,000 RPM 16MB Cache SAS on RAID 5 (4+1) with hot spare for total of 544 GB hard disk We ...
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4answers
180 views

Hardware RAID0/1 controller

I am looking to build a white box to run Hyper-V, because this is not meant to be critical system(home lab) I decided to ditch redundancy and go for performance by using RAID0. My problem is that I ...
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4answers
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Virtualization of Servers / Raid Configuration for a small business

If I was to build a virtual server for a small business (Hyper-V if specifics matter) that was going to be based on 2 primary disk arrays one being Raid6 and being Raid10, and did something along the ...