Jump to content
RESET Forums (homeservershow.com)
Sign in to follow this  
Trig0r

Hyper-V storage

Recommended Posts

Trig0r

Having a bit of a play with a handful of VM's on my Gen8 with an old SAN box, whats the best way to set the storage out?

Was thinking either an iscsi lun for each machine, or, a single larger iscsi lun and then just add that to the server as a large single drive n stuck the vhdx's on there.

I'm thinking the second option might be best as I setup vm's on my Surface Pro from time to time so it would be easy to migrate from there to the server and back again....

 

Suggestions/comment...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
jmwills

I think it all depends on the purpose of the VM.  if you have a SQL server running as a VM then I'd put it on the fastest thing availaable. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Trig0r

Well the box has 6x300gb 15k drives in it, R6 array, have set it up as a single large drive and then just iscsi to it and dropping the vhdx's on there for now, will do some speed tests once its moved all the data over and I've reconfigured the VM's to use the new storage.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
jmwills

That should be plenty fast for any home testing or applications.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Trig0r

Yeah thats what I thought, also easier to copy stuff to and from one big drive over 4/5 seperate luns.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
jmwills

I run my main Virtual machines from a RAID1 consisting of four 256 gig SSD drives.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Drashna Jaelre

I am using a single 512GB SSD, with data deduplication enabled on it. Works fantastically for me, but may not be optimal for your setup (depending on what that is).

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  



×
×
  • Create New...