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Partitions on a SSD for the vSphere5 Hypervisor Host (Free Edition)

Hi,

this will be my first installation of a vSphere 5 hypervisor system (Free Edition). My new PC will contain a SSD (120GB) for the vSphere host and the VMs. Additionally, it will contain a RAID controller with several SATA discs for the data. My questions are:

Do I have to create partitions on the SSD for installing vSphere 5?

I have read on http://vmetc.com/2009/07/22/best-practices-for-vsphere-esx-4-service-console-partitions/

that there are several partiotions needed. Does the setup create these partitions automatically?

Is it possible to store the VM (system partition of each operating system) on this SSD also?

I will store VMs for 2x Windows7 (approx. 2x30GB), 1x FreeNAS, 1x Linux for Zarafa, 1x Linux for several other services.

Regards,

Oliver

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Hello and welcome to the forums.

Do I have to create partitions on the SSD for installing vSphere 5?

No, the installer will take care of everything for you.

Is it possible to store the VM (system partition of each operating system) on this SSD also?

Yes, the installer will create a VMFS volume on the SSD where you can place these files.

Good Luck!

Brian Atkinson | vExpert | VMTN Moderator | Author of "VCP5-DCV VMware Certified Professional-Data Center Virtualization on vSphere 5.5 Study Guide: VCP-550" | @vmroyale | http://vmroyale.com

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Hello and welcome to the forums.

Do I have to create partitions on the SSD for installing vSphere 5?

No, the installer will take care of everything for you.

Is it possible to store the VM (system partition of each operating system) on this SSD also?

Yes, the installer will create a VMFS volume on the SSD where you can place these files.

Good Luck!

Brian Atkinson | vExpert | VMTN Moderator | Author of "VCP5-DCV VMware Certified Professional-Data Center Virtualization on vSphere 5.5 Study Guide: VCP-550" | @vmroyale | http://vmroyale.com
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