KVM homelab - Storage type?
So i have a hp z420 workstation i want to use as a KVM home lab setup, so far i have everything setup bar storage and networking.
I want to replicate as much as possible what a linux shop would do (without necessarily having the hadware). I have an lsi raid card in there with 4 x 500gb drives in raid 10. This will be used as vm storage, is currently GPT, formatted as EXT4
What storage type should i be using - i've seen people using volume groups for thin provisioning (LVM?), i know ovirt uses nfs.
would it be wise to use nfs, sharing and mounting the shares locally? Basically looking for exposure to as much as possible, i know i could just leave it as is.
Obsolesce last edited by Obsolesce
- I prefer to use XFS instead of EXT4.
- LVM is what I always use for it's many benefits.
- Use custom partitioning, give
/about 65 GB (or less if you want) and use the rest of the space for
/DATA. Both XFS.
- Then do your OS install and set up KVM.
black3dynamite last edited by black3dynamite
Depending on the OS, I usually stick with whatever is the default filesystem (XFS/EXT4).
LVM is your best friend.
JaredBusch last edited by
Use LVM and XFS.
scottalanmiller last edited by
Definitely LVM and XFS.
Cheers, thanks for the responses guys