Although it is not essential I strongly encourage you to install an SSD disk to your HP Microserver Gen8 to host the system you want to run. I will use it for a VMWare ESX and the virtual machines that will create in it. As I said in the previous post, since the prices are more than affordable, the price/performance ratio is very good.
As indicated in a previous post, it is also necessary a SATA data cable and a SATA power cable (4 pin 15 cm).
SATA Data Cable
SATA Power Cable
Plug Cables to SSD Disk
We just have to connect the cables to the SSD disk and accommodate it on the server so that it does not move or deteriorate and the cables are not forced.
Create logical Drive
In this section “Create Logical Drive” we can configure different options (RAID level, Strip size, sectors/Track, size, caching), You can analyze the most convenient for your interests but I use those you see in the Image. Note that since it is a single disk the RAID has no importance. And especially the size, if you want to create several logical drives in the SSD (for example, because you have taken large size and you want to use also for more things), set the size you want to use. In my case I use its entire size in this logical Drive.
Now we have a logical disk from our SSD physical disk prepared to be used by any system that we want to install on our Server.
In a future post I will show you the installation of VMWare ESX 6.5!