new server for storing vm images

As my Virtualization environment grows i decided to go for shared storage (via NFS async) with a dedicated vmfileserver. I decided to go with raid5 for the start as raid10 would be far better performance wise because most vm access is random IO, but i wanted a bit more space to experiment with everything.

I just took old hardware parts i had lying around to build it:

  • Core 2 Duo E8400
  • 4GB DDR2
  • 2x Intel Desktop Gbit Adapter (one for each vmserver)
  • 5x 1TB WD Red
  • 16GB USB thumb drive for OMV
  • silenced case

The software setup was the same like my storageserver at that time, except for encryption as the C2D doesn’t support that via hw-acceleration.

Surprisingly all my vms where as fast as i would expect them to be, even though they ran off raid5.

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