Best practice for installation on a hardware raid system


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Oct 24, 2023
So, Im a totaly n00b on virtulasion but you got to start somewhere and why not on proxmox.

I have come across a Fujitsu Primergy RX2540 server. an old one that I think of using for som testing and learning. It contains a hardware raid controller. My first test would be to sett up two virtuals server. One running a trueNAS server and one running a docker server.

My first question is. Should I try to inactivate/remove the Raid controller? I'm thinking that mabie proxmox will run best on a seperate disc? And what if I set up trueNAS on the hardware raid controller? Will that cause problem?
Depending on the used controller, you can flash it to IT / HBA mode in order to use it with ZFS, otherwise, just install it with thin LVM or EXT4 and your're fine. How many disks are there?
I suggest to use as is with hardware controller, especially if you are just learning.
That's how I started with Proxmox VE, and I still have some servers with hardware RAID in production.
I recommend separate small ssd (or 2 ssds) for the OS install.
But I had in the past also booted off the raid controller (created a small volume for the OS). YMMV, depends on controller.


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