I have a new server to be setup soon.
It's a 2 socket (2 x 6 core xeon, 12 real cores, 12 hyperthreading), 32 gigs of ram. 6 x sas 300 gig disks.
Looking for opinions on best way to setup. We will have 3 vm's running on it.
1 x sbs for exchange. (important)
1 x server 2008 for sql server (important)
1 x terminal server, for clients dialing in. (not as important as other 2)
How should I best use the hardware disks wise.
I was thinking maybe each vm on it's own raid 1 config (2 drives per vm)
Or else a raid 5 config with 4 disks with a hot spare for 2 vm's (sql and sbs)
and a raid 1 for the terminal server (2 disks)
One raid 5 config with 4 disks and hotspares (all 3 vm's)