I’m looking to install VMware ESXi on a thumb drive for my r710, but have concerns with longevity. It seems I would need to make changes to configurations like native logs to not wear out the thumb drive. I’m also newb and do not want to jump right into configuration changes like that.
Is a good alternative simply a small SSD in one of the hard drive bays to run ESXi off of? Because then the SSD firmware assists with longevity. Heck then I could use two small SSDs and leverage the hardware RAID as well. The datastore will be a combination of iSCSi and NFS from FreeNAS.