Recommended Test Virtualization software and hardware??
Posted on 2008-10-03
I am planning on setting up a Test Virtual Network so that I can experiment with Windows 2003 servers, DB Servers, Web Servers etc.
To be portable I plan to build a Micro ATX box which would contain an Intel Q66 Quad processor on Intel board with 8GB RAM (4 X 2GB). In addition I plan to have two SATA 2 500GB 7200rpm drives.
The host O/S could be windows 2003, XP or WIndows 2008. I have all of the MS stuff, so fairly flexible here.
Currently I use VirtualPC 2007 SP1, but I guess I could use Virtual 2005 Server or Hyper V. I have even considered Sun's VIrtualBox due to its speed and Linux support. I want to create a virtual network for testing and training purposes as well as for developmental purposes. I also plan to RD into the virtual machines.
What are your thoughts on this? What would be the best setup ?