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ESXi Server 5 für RAID Betrieb umrüsten (ASUS KC MA-D8 mit ASUS Pike)

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Upgrade ESXi Server 5 for RAID operation (ASUS KC MA-D8 with ASUS Pike)

As already indicated, the KCMA-D8 is capable of running a RAID daughter card control to support hardware RAID. The time to do this has now arrived. My ESXi has been running for quite some time with 4 2GB hard drives from Hitachi that are designed to run in a RAID. ASUS provides for its motherboard various models of the Pike card:
– ASUS Pike 2008 for RAID levels 0,1,10
– ASUS Pike 2008/IMR for RAID levels 0,1,5,10
– ASUS Pike 2008 for RAID levels 0,1,5,10 and onboard cache
Unfortunately, there is little evidence or even tests on the net about the performance influence on the vmware guest of running a RAID on the ESXi host

Maybe I’ll try different RAID levels once, only to be able to run a performance test. That is, 4 drives in RAID 0, RAID 10 and RAID 5