¿PowerEdge R7515 Boot Drive Options?

  • I have a PowerEdge R7515 to build out.

    Current plan is to run it with OVM as the primary OS.

    My R7515 has twelve hot swappable front loading 3.5 inch hard drive bays; backplane for these drives are controlled with the installed HBA330 12Gbps SAS HBA Controller (NON-RAID), Minicard.


    What are my options for a boot devise?

    SSD in HotSwap tray?

    USB on motherboard?

    PCIe card with some kind of SSD?

    Smarter/Simpler idea I don't yet have?


    Enlighten me.


    Thanks

    Retiring OMV 4.x on intel
    Building OMV 5.x on AMD based Dell R5715

  • You could probably us a small SSD in a USB enclosure. This is what I use (16GB).


    Since it's external it's easily swappable. Since it's USB it doesn't waste a drive bay. Faster than a USB thumb drive, but to me this does not matter.

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  • ssd in the hotswap tray would be easiest.

    there should be a couple of sata ports on the motherboard typically used for things like a dvd drive.

    you could put an nvme adapter pci-e card in if you have the riser.

    Otherwise, usb works well.

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  • Hand-in-hand with this topic: What is best practice with FlashMemory Plugin?
    I recall some sort of clean-up script that is used with it; anyone what to try to refresh my IRL memory?
    I probably will not need /swap as I have plenty of RAM, but I may be intrested in using a very fast M.2 NVMe for swap. Should I?

    Retiring OMV 4.x on intel
    Building OMV 5.x on AMD based Dell R5715

  • What is best practice with FlashMemory Plugin?

    Install it. I use it for all media that has limited writes including nvme. Disabling swap is optional.


    I recall some sort of clean-up script that is used with it; anyone what to try to refresh my IRL memory?

    Cleanup script?? Not sure what you are remembering.


    I probably will not need /swap as I have plenty of RAM, but I may be intrested in using a very fast M.2 NVMe for swap. Should I?

    If you have plenty of ram, you don't need swap. I definitely wouldn't waste an nvme stick on swap. Buy more ram if you are swapping.

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