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> Once storage is assigned to the Hypervisior I like to verify up front I can mount my linux VMs using both HDD and SSD storage, eg:
ESXi stores your VMs as large files on a VMFS-partition.
Linux can not directly read VMFS 6 so the question about mounting becomes a little bit strange.
Please explain ...
Thanks for your response.
I understand I can start assigning a vmdk to a disk ( non-ssd ) and install Linux.
Once Linux is up and running I can add another disk ( read: SSD ) to this VM.
Afterwards it can be mounted to Linux and I should be able to shift " /usr , /opt, ( and /srv ) " to the SSD disk.
Yet I wonder if this can be done at once rolling out a new VM.
When you install ESXi you create 2 datastores.
One on the harddisk used as "Datastore-HD"
One on the SSD used as "Datastore-SSD".
When you setup your Linux VM you create 2 VMDKs.
VMDK1 can be stored on the "Datastore-HD"
VMDK2 can be stored on the "Datastore-SSD".
During installation of the Linux-guest you select "custom partitioning.
first partition: used for /
second partition> used for /home
third partition: used for swap
first partition: used for /usr
second partition: used for /opt
third partition: used for /opt
Does that sound like what you had in mind ?
cheers that is indeed I was assuming and is verified.
Therefore will try this out shortly and if all OK I'll add 4 SSD's to my RAID controller.
Speaking of which any views on the Intenso SSDs, or instead should I stick with either Crucial (MX500 series) or Samsung (EVO 860 series) ?
ticket can be closed this works as expected, thanks for help