VirtIO or SCSI


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Jun 19, 2018

I have a little doubt, what storage should I use and why. VirtIO or SCSI. I would like to know which will give me less problems
See 10.1. in our docs: "It is highly recommended to use the virtio devices whenever you can, as they provide a big performance improvement."

And in 10.2.3: "A SCSI controller of type VirtIO SCSI is the recommended setting if you aim for performance and is automatically selected for newly created Linux VMs since Proxmox VE 4.3." - keep in mind that that's VirtIO SCSI specifically, not just virtio.

Hope that helps :)
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Ver 10.1. en nuestros documentos: "Es altamente recomendable utilizar los dispositivos virtio siempre que pueda, ya que proporcionan una gran mejora en el rendimiento".

Y en 10.2.3: "Un controlador SCSI de tipo VirtIO SCSI es la configuración recomendada si desea obtener un rendimiento y se selecciona automáticamente para las máquinas virtuales de Linux recién creadas desde Proxmox VE 4.3". - tenga en cuenta que eso es VirtIO SCSI específicamente, no solo virtio.

Espero que ayude :)

Thanks bro


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