OK Not sure if this is the place to put it (if not please point me in the right direction) but I’ve decided I’m gonna go with the suggestion made and purchase the 200$ deal posted above (I’ve also found a pretty good deal on 128GB of DDR3 ECC RAM) , the questions that I have now all pertain to virtualization and what would be the best method for me to go about what I am attempting to Achieve.
I currently run one media/file server that has a storage spaces pool of 10TB’ of data (5TB used) which is currently hooked up to multiple drives via a PCIe SATA expansion card. (I have 7 drives in this machine of varying sizes)
A DCS (a flight sim) Server that only uses 2 hard drives (one is an NVME drive that the games server runs off) and a regular SSD as the OS drive. Both the above systems are running Win 10 x64 Pro
Then finally just a basic linux mint server for me to mess around on.
My first real question is what would be the best way to managed all this storage so that my VM’s only have access to certain drives.
Not sure if creating one massive pool with all the drives in it then choosing which drives are assigned to which machine is the way to go (only got so far as installing the hypervisor on a test pc and uploading the linux mint iso so far just to check it out)
sorry for the wall of text but this is my first time trying this out!
Thanks in advance.