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ESXI vs Hyper V & Best Config

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Hi All, This is my first post so please bare with me.

 

PC1 Spec:

 

DSM 6.0.2-8451 Update 9

CPU: i3 - 2120

Motherboard: Gigabyte H61MA-D2V

Ram: 4GB (Can't Remember off top of my head the configuration)

Intel Pro PT Single Nic

2 x 2 Sata PCI Cards

2 x 500GB & 2 x 1TB (Main Storage)

2 x 2TB WD Black (Raid 1 - Backup)

Apps: Audio Station, Plex, Couchpotato, Sonarr, Sabnbzd, Download Station, DNS Server, Hyper Backup, Web Station (Local Only)

 

PC2 Spec:

 

Running ESXI 6 (Test Lab and powered Down)

CPU: i5-2400

Motherboard: Intel DQ670W

Ram: 2 x 8GB Corsair Vengeance Pro 1866Mhz

IBM 39Y6127 PCIe Dual Gigabit Ethernet HBA

2 x 120GB SSD

 

Im currently in the process of converting the pcs into rackmount by buying a rackmount case for the hardware to fit into. But unsure which way to go with my current hardware.

What are peoples thoughts with the current hardware and options?

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6.x is not supported on Hyper-V as yet, so no recommendation to make.

 

So the recommended 1 would be ESXi

 

My options are that i can think of

 

Option 1: Main Nas & Back Up on Same Bare Metal Machines

Option 2: Main Nas & Back Up on Separate Bare Metal Machines (Nas Using i5 / BackUp Using i3)

Option 3/4: Main Nas in VM & Backup on Bare metal (or opposite)

Option 5: Put both in same vm

Option 6: Put in separate VM's

 

I want to utilise my i5 & 16GB Ram. So thinking options 1 & 2 are out.

 

I could use both systems and put on esxi and then have main nas and backup running on separate servers but thats abit overkill. But could set up a HA Cluster in DSM.

 

 

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Im just testing by transferring part of it to a vm. It completely wiped my set up and had to put my backup into a ds212j and reinstall my production 1. All be performance isnt as good now. Think it lost configuration on both. All the more reason to have a back up

 

 

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Update:

 

Decided to have the following set-up:

 

ESXi 6.0

Intel DQ67OW Motherboard

2 x 8GB Corsair Vengeance & 1 x 2GB Kingston (Had Lying about)

Dual Port Intel Pro 1000 PCI-E

Currently got a SAS3041E-HP and a generic 2 port Sata

I have 2x500GB, 2x1TB (SHR on Motherboard sata - Pass-Through)

2x2TB (Raid1 on SAS3041E-HP - Pass-Through)

Datastore on generic sata card.

 

My question now is do i put all the hard drives with the same set up in the same vm or separate the 2 disk groups?

 

If i go in same vm i will purchase a better sas card to cope with all he disk drives

 

 

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Why there are a lot of messages about DSM into some hypervisor?

I suppose it's usefull for testing purpose, i don't think it's' a good idea put some nas sofware on top on Hypervisor, but it's' only a my thought and without polemics.

IMHO i prefer ESXi instead of HyperV

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Why there are a lot of messages about DSM into some hypervisor?

I suppose it's usefull for testing purpose, i don't think it's' a good idea put some nas sofware on top on Hypervisor, but it's' only a my thought and without polemics.

IMHO i prefer ESXi instead of HyperV

 

 

I have an all mighty custom built rig with Windows 10 pro on top, Hyper-V and DSM sitting inside.

 

At it's very basic this allows me to run Kodi from Windows 10 which in turn accesses all media from DSM.

I also have several VM's making up a domain for work related purposes.

 

There's no reason why I have DSM at all, I don't really need it since Sab, Sick, PHP can run from Windows. But it's a force of habit and I like it.

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1 of the main reasons for me is to utilise the hardware its on. You dont need loads of power to run a synology. So i can have synology in a vm with pass-through so i can just put it on bare metal and in theory it should just boot fine. But can also run other stuff on the same host

 

 

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