I have my
My HP DL360e Gen8 Server
HP DL360e Gen8 Server Dual Intel E5-2430v2 6 core CPUs ( VIRL shows it as 24 cores, 12 physical)
4 NICs onboard
P222 SAS controller and two SAS drives
dual power supplies
15 month HP 24x7 Warranty left on it.
HP dual NIC card
8GB SDHC card in the SD slot on motherboard
I use it for my Cisco Virtual Lab and Web Server. It has VMware 6 U 3 Standalone on the 8GB SDHC. I want to hook up a USB hard drive not thumb drive. Create it as a data store. Clone the two VMs and move them to this data store as backup.
I don't want to go out and get the Essentials Kit for $560 to run backup software right now. I would like to be able to make a copy of the VMs. Remove the current datastores from the two SAS drives. Add two more SAS drives and recreate them as a 4 drive RAID 10 array. then move then clone them back.
I don't need performance at home. yes, I know It is not fully supported. I have the web server www folder backed up to tape. Cisco VIRL can be reinstalled in a few hours. Just thinking of a way around it.