[CentOS] OT: Recommendations for a virtual storage server

Mon Jan 31 17:20:05 UTC 2011
carlopmart <carlopmart at gmail.com>

On 01/31/2011 03:57 PM, Ross Walker wrote:>>> virtual machines running on HP ML115 
>>> Where is the problem?? Problem is the storage. All storage resides on the HP ML150
>>> server. For that reason I need to install a server as a virtual storage to run most
>>> of the virtual machines running on the server HP ML115 with the exception of
>>> firewalls and the DMZ server that resides on the HP ML115's local disk.
>>> For backups I have an external usb disk with 1TB.
>> You can probably make that work if you don't care much about performance, but it
>> would be much better to toss at least one more drive in the the ML115 - and
>> maybe more RAM in both.  Even better if you can add several drives and keep each
>> VM that is active (the firewalls/DNS server, etc. shouldn't be busy but the
>> squid will unless you disable the disk cache) on its own drive.  And more RAM
>> would help too.
> I would probably take the memory from the 115 and put it in the 150 and have 1 highly usable system instead of a .75 and .50 usable system.
> That's if I couldn't buy more memory. I would say 8GB is a min, 16GB preferred, 32GB is great

At this moment I can't buy more RAM.

. Are these single socket or dual socket?

HP ML150 is dual socket, but ML115 not.

> Can the smart array be shared between two hosts?

> -Ross
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