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I believe so. You'll have to do this at the controller level. i.e. create two RAID-10 virtual disks in the PERC6 controller card.

I still think two SSDs connected in AHCI is your best bet for use as a datastore for VMs that will have a lot of small-file I/O operations... smile.gif
With 6x2tb, hard drive, creating different virtual disks in Raid10 wont it degrade the performance. Its not possible to create a single virtual drive using 6x2tb drives in Raid10. The create partitions of data stores at 2tb each?
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Is it me? Or this a joke, Ive heard that R710 will only like Dell Hard drives? That's highly impossible...
Thank you
Just make sure that the firmware on the RAID controller is the very latest. The first couple releases of the PERC H200 and H700 controllers were limited to Dell-branded HDDs.

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With 6x2tb, hard drive, creating different virtual disks in Raid10 wont it degrade the performance. Its not possible to create a single virtual drive using 6x2tb drives in Raid10. The create partitions of data stores at 2tb each?
No, you won't seriously degrade performance. You'll have the usual performance degradation associated with mechanical hard-drives, but you're still creating arrays over all six spindles.
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Just make sure that the firmware on the RAID controller is the very latest. The first couple releases of the PERC H200 and H700 controllers were limited to Dell-branded HDDs.



No, you won't seriously degrade performance. You'll have the usual performance degradation associated with mechanical hard-drives, but you're still creating arrays over all six spindles.
The server will contains with the Perc6i Controller. Is the H700 a lot better?
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The server will contains with the Perc6i Controller. Is the H700 a lot better?
Reference this link for a comparison of the PERC controllers available for 11th-Gen PowerEdge.

You can decide if you need the H700 or not... since it depends on overall environment as well.
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PERC6-RAID50 Intel 730 480GB Intel 320 300GB Synology DS414 iSCSI SAN 
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VMWare vSphere5 Enterprise Plus Dell iDRAC6 Remote Management [KVM-Over-IP] Dell iDRAC6 KVM Dell Hot-Swap Redundant 1100W 
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VMWare vSphere5 Enterprise Plus Dell iDRAC6 Remote Management [KVM-Over-IP] Dell iDRAC6 KVM Dell Hot-Swap Redundant 1100W 
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post #15 of 17
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Reference this link for a comparison of the PERC controllers available for 11th-Gen PowerEdge.

You can decide if you need the H700 or not... since it depends on overall environment as well.
Thank you Sir, I dont see much difference between the two Expect the cache 512 vs 256.
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This is going offtopic: Can anyone explain to me why the mouse moves so slow, and vm is slow during Installation/Using Vm from Console. If I enable remote desktop and remote into it its really fast.
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Just make sure that the firmware on the RAID controller is the very latest. The first couple releases of the PERC H200 and H700 controllers were limited to Dell-branded HDDs.



No, you won't seriously degrade performance. You'll have the usual performance degradation associated with mechanical hard-drives, but you're still creating arrays over all six spindles.
Can you please help me created the Raid10 on the 6x2tb and then three virtual drives of 2TB Each?

According to The Manual you cannot create VDS in Raid10
NOTE: For RAID levels 0, 1, 5, and 6 only, you can use part of the available disk space to create one virtual disk and then use the rest of the disk space to create another virtual disk or disks.
Edited by elec999 - 1/10/11 at 11:58am
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