RAM: 4GB Minimum
4GB is the minimum RAM amount that should be installed on a server that is running StarWind Virtual SAN. If implementing StarWind High-Speed caching, an appropriate RAM amount should be installed additionally. The cache-dedicated RAM amount should be equal or higher than one reserved for iSCSI targets caching.
In-line deduplication with LSFS requires 3.5 GB of RAM per 1 TB of deduplicated storage.
*Important notice: Always reserve at least 4 GB RAM for Windows internal processes and the StarWind Virtual SAN engine.
It is required to have at least 2 GB of disk space for StarWind installation and logging.
The StarWind virtual disks must reside on the separate partition from StarWind installation.
The RAID array type depends on your required storage performance. An SAS/SSD based RAID10 should be used in order to get the maximum storage performance with minimal Seek Time. RAID 50/RAID60 can be used for linear access purposes. Use of SAS/SATA based RAID 5/RAID 6 and their generics for Tier 1 storage is recommended only with StarWind LSFS. Please consult your hardware vendor for more detailed information on available RAID arrays and their performance.
Advanced format support: Both AF and non-AF disks are supported.
*Important notice: Please note that the use of software based RAID arrays in the Virtual Virtual SAN environment is not supported.