I have a C210 M2 Server with LSI MegaRAID 9261-8i Card with 16 hard drives of each 146GB.
If I am going to run CUCM, CUC and CUPS to support up to 5000 users, What is the best practice to configure virtual drives?
Do I need any hot spare drives?
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I am not sure whether your hardware configuration falls under TRC or specs based and can support those many users OVA for all apps.
If it does, what I notice for RAID recommendation is
2 drives for ESXi in RAID 1
Rest of HDDs in RAID 5
If it is specs based, you can configure hot spare for RAID 5 volume.
The UCS is ordered as UCSC-C210M2-VCD3 with
2 * X5650 CPU
6 * 8G Memory
16 * 146G SAS drive
1 * LSI 6G MegaRAID 9261-8i card (2 * Short SAS Cable for Expander)
So I believe it is C210 M2 TRC#1
Based on the Cisco RAID recommendation. is the below setup correct
2 drives for ESX installation as RAID 1
13 drives for VM installation as RAID 5
1 drive as HOT spare
I was wondering, there is only one RAID card in the server controlling all drives. What happen if the RIAD controller failed? any redundant on that level?