A few questions for those who use Type-1 Hypervisors on their Gen8 MicroServers...
I am looking to try ESXi or ProxMox and have been reading a lot of the threads on here.
Hopefully you guys can help with some harder to find answers I have been seeking.
1) Which would be the better way to setup ProxMox:
a) Hypervisor on Internal MicroSD, VMs installed on SSD in ODD Port, Data on 4x HDDs in bays.
b) Hypervisor on Internal USB, VMs installed on SSD in ODD Port, Data on 4x HDDs in bays.
c) Hypervisor and VMs both installed on same SSD (partitioned?) in ODD Port, Data on 4x HDDs in bays.
d) Hypervisor on SSD using a USB-to-SATA cable on Internal USB, VMs installed on separate SSD in ODD Port, Data on 4x HDDs in bays.
2) Would a 128GB SSD be a ‘waste‘ for installing a Hypervisor on? How much space is typically needed?
3) How many VMs have you guys run on a Gen8 comfortably without it being sluggish?
4) Everyone seems to be going RAID crazy these days. Is there any reason to use it if high-availability is not that necessary and a good backup plan is in place? What is wrong with separate disks (or singular Raid0s)?
5) Does using Type-1 Hypervisors have any effect on the internal fans speed/noise? Is it possible to have 3-5 VMs running and still have the fan speed @~8% as it was when I was using 2 nested (Type-2) VMs?
Sorry in advance if some of these questions are silly, common knowledge, or “depends on what you are doing in the VMs!” 😆
Thanks in advance to all those that help!
Hello and good morning / afternoon.
We are experiencing problems when adding a Hyper-V host in to a SCVMM (Both 2016)
The procedure itself completed successfully,
But right after the job has finished, the host is getting a BSOD with "Inaccessible Boot Device" Massage.
I have tried multiple hosts and SCVMMs but the result is the same...
By Server Grunt
Having now decided on my server build and ordered the parts (see my concluding answer at http://homeserversho...ild-re-visited/)
and I am now busy with figuring out the virtualization alternatives.
Being a beginner at virtualization, I have been looking around the net and trying to get the picture on which way is the best to go, but not really coming up with a non-commercial (written by VM or Microsoft affiliates) "comprehendible, match by match and focused on why to use either or system as a start for Virtualization" -analysis on the pros and cons of VMware and Hyper-V.
Original intention to run a one box virtual environment using Server 2008 R2 as host (and it would also manage my home NW environment, group policies etc.).
Guests would include:
WHS2011 production server storage/back-up, video streaming
2xW7 Production PC
WHS 2011 test server
W7 test pc
W8 test pc
WHS for storage and back up
W7 for work
W7 and/or WHS for media management (TV- streaming/video & music; encoding, trans coding), photo editing etc
As you see the virtual clients need access to hardware, including PCI and USB for this to work properly
In short - When is either to prefer, why should I choose on or the other for my home virtual box etc and
based on my use case and need to let the clients have access to at least PCI ( I can live without USB back-up), should I go with:
Continue with original plan (2008 R2 + Hyper V)?
or Run VMware as host for everything, including Server 2008 R2?
or Use both VMware – as briefly described on tinkertry.com?
Hope that this forum can shed some light