Hello. I could sure use some help installing OMV on ESXi 6.5. I am embarrassed to admit this, but I have not used VMware in probably over 10 years. I have a Dell PowerEdge R720ux server with 32GB RAM, 12 3TB drives and dual MicroSD cards (64BG, mirrored) and my goal is to use this as a company backup file storage server with complete data protection. Using the hardware raid controller, I have 2 drives mirrored for the OS, I have 8 drives set up as RAID6 and finally the last 2 drives as hot swappable.
So my question to all of you is this, I have not found any good or recent videos on how to install OMV on ESXi 6.5 and I could use a little bit of guidance here please. There seems to be a lot of debate whether the actual storage drives should be set up as vfms or as pass-thru drives. So I could really use some assistance from any of you with expertise in this area on how best to set up this OMV on ESXi given the description I have above.
So team, what would be an optimal configuration for my OVM (in your opinion)?
- How many CPU cores? (2?)
- How much RAM (8gb? 12gb?)
Anything that can help this VMWare non-guru along would be extremely helpful!
(thanks in advance)