I have Xenserver 5.5 running on Dell PE2950 as the host OS.
Local storage is 1TB Mirror array (hardware array done by PE2950 bios)
I have created 1 Vhd 500GB (in SBS created 2 partitions system and data). I have installed Sbs 2008 onto this Vhd. 10GB RAM, assigned 2 CPU's.
I also have 15 GB vhd with Endian Firewall, 1GB RAm, 1 CPU.
MS recommends having OS, Page-file, Exchange on separate physical Hdd's.
Please advise options that I can use to seperate the above into seperate physical partions for best performance in VM SBS 2008.
I could either go with adding more physical internal HDD's (SATA or SAS), or external single HDD's. or external Storage device, Or setup of SAN within Xenserver from a NAS device.
Could someone please highlight which of the above would be best, ie best performance wise, manageability and reliability.
I was thinking of getting Internals, but am open to what others think.
I also have a second Xenserver in a remote location connected via fibre-optics line. At the moment no SAN setup. On the second xenserver I plan on installing windows 2008 member server to replicate AD and Share drives.
Currently AD, exchange, Sharepoint, DNS, exchange all running on the 500GB VHD mentioned above.
Endian is handlingly, external DNS, DHCP, proxy server, mail and internet security.
I currently have around 35 users, mainly using File-shares, Email. (from my SBS 2008 VM)
We have a third party Accounting package which see's most of our network activity, this is on separate hardware.
Edited by turitopa, 17 April 2011 - 10:50 PM.