javrob
Contributor
Contributor

Installing VMware Infrastrusture 3

What is the best practice for installing VMware Infrastrusture 3 (ESX), in a LUN in a SAN or in local disk? I have blade server. What is the best option?

0 Kudos
2 Replies
dpomeroy
Champion
Champion

I don't think there is a "best" option. Personally I prefer to install on local disk because of simplicity and our high cost of SAN storage.

Don Pomeroy

VMware Communities User Moderator

0 Kudos
esiebert7625
Immortal
Immortal

The below threads cover the pros and cons pretty well, in general the preference seems to boot from local disk.

To boot from SAN or to not boot from SAN - http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?messageID=316119 and http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?threadID=97798

Eric Siebert

VMware Communities User Moderator

-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-==-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-

Visit my website:

-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-==-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-