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Integrity server with MS Windows 2008 R2 VMs

 
A.W.R
Frequent Advisor

Integrity server with MS Windows 2008 R2 VMs

Hi,

 

I need to configure an HP BL870i2 server with Microsoft Windows Integrity VMs. The server is not connected to a SAN.

 

I believe each Microsoft Windows VM requires its own physical disk. Can I use an HP-UX disk partition as I assume that the HP-UX hypervisor will need to see the drive, or can I use the internal SMART array P410i to create logical partitions?

 

The system has 4 by 600GB 10k drives, across the 2 p410i RAID controllers

 

Is it best to create 2 by RAID 1 logical drives and partition within HP-UX, or create lots of different size logical partitions with the p410i?

 

Any advice would be appreciated.

 

Thanks

Andrew