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 LATEST TOPICS |  FORUMS » GENERAL DISCUSSIONS » WHICH IS THE BEST WAY TO DEPLOY WHS 2011...
Subject: Which is the best way to deploy WHS 2011
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Master__Shake Dec 23, 2012 11:11 AM Reply | Bookmark
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virtualize via esxi, or a physical machine?

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Yoinkerman Dec 23, 2012 11:50 AM Reply | Bookmark
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i would put it on a physical machine

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death_hawk™ Dec 23, 2012 11:57 AM Reply | Bookmark
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Depends on what you use it for.
I'd virtualize it if it was only for backups of other machines (especially if my virtualization infrastructure was already redundant)

If you're using it as a storage server, I'd run it on a physical machine.

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Master__Shake Dec 23, 2012 12:01 PM Reply | Bookmark
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well here is the thing, i have a storage server already. i am using WHS as a sorta backup for it but at the same time im using WHS to backup my current computers and stream things over the internet and my network...

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Entz Dec 23, 2012 12:05 PM Reply | Bookmark
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WHS 2011 is a great candidate for ESXi (Uses very little CPU power, sits idle all the time).

However there are a few caveats: Virtual disks are still limited to 2TB so if you need more space than that (say more than a 1/2 dozen machines) then you will have to present multiple drives and use the build in software raid to make a larger drive (likely just extend the drives as the ESXi datastore would likely be protected against failures by a RAID controller).

If you end up wanting to go with software raid, I would run it on a dedicated box. Things like Intel Matrix raid *should* work (may need a driver disk) but I haven't tried it.

I wouldn't create  a ESXi box just for it. In fact I am not sure if ESXi is worth it (with HyperV 2012 being free and looking awesome and all )

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Wall Dec 23, 2012 12:06 PM Reply | Bookmark
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What type of files will you be streaming to what types of boxes?

If you are going to be doing some heavy transcoding, to transfer a 1080P Blu-Ray rip to an Xbox 360, then you need some horsepower, and as many cores as you can get. If you are streaming native file formats, and not really transcoding then you can get away with a lot more performance wise.

I run my box on a physical machine, more because I have had no need for more services WHS does not offer me (Till I deploy a Myth/media portal box soon, but that will be on another machine all together)

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Master__Shake Dec 23, 2012 12:25 PM Reply | Bookmark
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sounds like the best way to do it is just how it is now...dedicated machine, thanks all.

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death_hawk™ Dec 23, 2012 12:35 PM Reply | Bookmark
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WHS doesn't support RAID.
It's more like JBOD with replication.

I'd stick with a dedicated machine since it's a backup of your existing storage server.

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Entz Dec 23, 2012 01:03 PM Reply | Bookmark
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2011 does, remember that drive extender is gone. So the files must be stored on a single drive and use the underlying OS (or controller) to handle the data protection.

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death_hawk™ Dec 23, 2012 01:11 PM Reply | Bookmark
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Oh right 2011.
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