PreedaS
Contributor
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VMware Esxi 5.0 U1 with SSD

Hi all,

I plan to install Esxi 5 U1 on SSD and need some information to make sure before buy hardware.

Question:

1. Can ESXi 5.0 U1 support SSD?

2. Can I run Windows server 2003 (Guest) on ESXi 5.0 U1 with SSD datastore?

3. ESXi or Windows server 2003 manage disk I/O?

Thanks.

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weinstein5
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1) Yes ESXi 5 does suipport SSD drives as long as they are on the VMware HCL

2) Yes you can - storage is virtualized away form the VM guest operating system

3) Storage is virtualized away from the VM Operating System so IO will be controlled by the ESXi host

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RanjnaAggarwal
VMware Employee
VMware Employee

For first two queestions the answer is yes and for the last one you can manage it from esxi host

Regards, Ranjna Aggarwal
PreedaS
Contributor
Contributor

Thanks

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