I’m new to XPEnology, and I hope that I can seek your help to built a new server with XPEnology.
I’m planning to re-built my old microserver gen8, which is running 2012r2 for few years, and I want to try XPEnology now.
Here is my new dream built...
- 8G micro SD (if go for VM, then the SD for ESXi with XPEnology and/or windows 10)
- AHCI - 1 x old SSD 120GB (for VM OSs)
- port00-00 & port00-01 basic - 2 x old 120GB SSD (for DSM's SSD c
for dsm/xpenology esxi does support it and that why esxi might be your choice
dsm is kind of made for software raid and comfortably manage it, thats one of its strong sides (like Synology Hhybrid Raid - SHR)
if you prefer the hp hardware way you can do it, esxi does support it (there are even hp custom images of esxi with all drivers included)
dependes on what you pefer and what brings better performance, you can have a 4 disk hardware raid and from that you have