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2 minutes ago, E3000 said:

This is interesting. Do you have all VMs and host on the same disk?

All VMs are on SSD raid1 volume.

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6 minutes ago, scorpi2ok2 said:

All VMs are on SSD raid1 volume.

...and KVM running off USB?

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6 minutes ago, E3000 said:

...and KVM running off USB?

No. I have a RedHat 8 installed on it running from the same SSD.

I'm using the OS for my apps and KVM is just for lab servers.

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Posted (edited)

My setup is

CPU Xeon 1265L v2


4x3TB 3,5" HDDs as ZFS RAID 10 for important data, connected to built-in SATA controller

2x1TB Samsung 860EVO as ZFS RAID1dedicated for root and VM storage

1x5TB Seagate 2,5" for less important data, multimedia, temporary download target etc

1x120GB Samsung 840PRO SSD as ZFS L2ARC


All 2,5" HDDs are connected to LSI 9212-4i4e


Running Debian Buster @ ZFS  + KVM/libvirt + custom compiled kernel with UKSM and ZRAM enabled. This setup let me store ~3x more data into RAM than total RAM capacity at the expense of some CPU usage.

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On 5/13/2020 at 6:52 PM, randman said:


Did you have to do anything special to install Hyper-V Server 2019 on your MicroServer Gen8? Or did it just install cleanly?


No additional fan noise on my system.

I had issues booting the Hyper-V iso then managed to do it with the iLO in the usual way.Everything installed smoothly and i had no issues. It's quite similar to 2016 not many changes.

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