[PVE-User] Proxmox

nada nada at verdnatura.es
Mon Jan 11 09:36:00 CET 2021


good day in Ethiopia ;-)
in case you have good RAID controller
i will do the following

1. boot to RAID controller manager and configure
    3 hdd = RAID5
    2 hdd = RAID1
    1 hdd GlobalHotSpare
2. boot to ISO proxmox and install
    ZFS over that raid5 (use whole space)
3. create filesystem 'backup' over that raid1 (mirror)
    e.g ext4 in LVM2
4. add filesystem 'backup' to proxmox storage
5. nagios and mailserver may be created in CTs (containers)

hope you will have 2nd server and be able to create proxmox cluster
in near future. After that you will see great advantage of rapid ZFS
good luck
Nada

On 2021-01-10 21:24, Getachew Mekonnen wrote:
> Dear Sir/Madam,
> This is Getachew from Ethiopia. I'm an IT Expert at public
> organization and very keen to use Proxmox for my environment. As a
> beginner, I tried to understand the basic concepts from the official
> guide and also watched videos. 
> But, I have some questions which I'm not clear with. My server is Dell
> Poweredge r730 with 56 GB RAM; and 6 SAS hdds each with 300 GB. 
> 1. My first question is which RAID level (hd) I use?2. How do I use
> the hard disks, this is to mean, For example I dedicate the one 300 GB
> hdd for Proxmox, the other for one VM, the other for another VM, or
> shall I use another arrangement?
> Generally, It would be nice if I get a quick start guide for my
> scenario (In my scenario, I want to create one Windows File Server,
> One Ubuntu Mail Server (Zimbra), and one Ubuntu Nagios)
> I greatly appreciate your time and consideration.
> Best regards,
> 
> Getachew Mekonnen
> 
> Senior IT Expert, PBS Program IT Support
> 
> ICT Directorate, Bureau of Finance and Economic Development (BoFED)
> 
> Hawassa, Ethiopia



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