Installing crm + sql application folders on dedicated virtual disk? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello,

    A consultant company told to us to install CRM frontend and CRM backend, not on the C:\ drive (OS drive) but on a new virtual disk (we use esxi) provisionned with 40 Gb.

    I'm wondering why I could not install CRM apps on the OS drive? Those guys are telling that it can increase performances, but anyway, we are a small business.

    Same for SQL server:

    - the OS partition (C:\)

    - a virtual disk for holding SQL server application files (well changing the default path of installation of SQL server)

    - 2 distinct virtual disks for databases and transactional logs (but that makes sense, the rest above, for me, absolutely not).

    What do you think about it? Isn't it strange to install apps on another disk regarding the fact that we are a small company and will it really dramatically enhance performances because of that?

    Sounds complex and strange for me to!

    Tuesday, March 11, 2014 8:27 AM

All replies

  • I guess the consultant is right , most Applications  do not like being on the same drive as the memory dump . This is the space that will be used for writing debugging information if the application  hangs

    • Edited by junior49 Tuesday, March 11, 2014 10:08 AM
    Tuesday, March 11, 2014 10:05 AM
  • Hello,

    Do you think that it would be ok to install everything on a single server but with then, many virtual disks, like this:

    - c:\ drive for the OS

    - f:\ drive for sql server program files + crm program files

    - g:\ drive for the database

    - e:\ drive for the transactional logs

    We are a small company and creating 3 VMs only for CRM (1 for frontend roles / one for backend roles / 1 for SQL Server) seems for me oversized.

    Into the implementation guide, it is wirted that it's possible to install everything on the same server, so I'm just curois to know the best server configuration for that.

    Please give me your feedbacks!

    Thank you

    Tuesday, March 11, 2014 11:06 AM