I have 2 HP DL360 G10 servers installed vSphere ESXi that will be vSphere HA.
Then there is a HP DL20 G10 Server will be the vCenter server. I want to create a RAID 1 with two 1TB HDDs in the server and install ESXi on it before deploy vcenter.
However I found that the server's smart array controller uses software RAID. VMware doesn't support software RAID.
Is there any solution that allow me to create RAID 1 HDD compatible with ESXi?
Or any other way to make two copies in two HDD at the same time?
Then How many ESXi license I need to buy?
I have 2 ESXi licenses and 1 vCenter license. But I dont know the ESXi was installed on DL20 G10 need to activate or not.
Is it enough?
Because of your question i assume that you havent have a shared storage so vMotion, HA is out of the game. Than the following vSphere license should be the right one.
vSphere Essentials Kit
- One Instance of vCenter (max. 3 Hosts)
- 3x 2 CPU ESXi Hosts
70,- Subscription per Year