Raw Device Mapping of local SATA disks on ESXi
My brand new ESXi machine is a “standard” Intel Z68 powered PC. It has three disks inside: two SSD and a SATA disk. My idea is to use the first SSD to host some VM (production VM, virtual ESXi, virtual Hyper-V…) and to connect the two other disks to a FreeNAS virtual instance. This enables to present a ZFS storage to the virtual hypervisors. Here’s the way to attach two of the SATA drives to a single virtual machine using RDM technics. BTW, I’m using ESXi v5.0.0.
Toshiba MK1059 GSM in MacBookPro5,5
I had issues with my Seagate Momentus 5400.6 500GB… It felt very slow… But it also only had 10% free space left… It’s been two weeks I’m trying to work on this… Defragmentation, Onyx on the system… Maybe it’s just to full… Thank my Sanyo HD1010 for that… So let’s go for it… upgrading to 8GB of RAM (from stock 4GB) and to TOSHIBA MK1059GSM 1TB.