Posted on 2009-05-08
We have one HP DL380 G5 server with two quad core CPU's and 16GB memory. As there is only one server, we'd like to use it to host all three EBS server roles.
We'd like to install VMware Server to host the virtual machines rather than Hyper-V. Our intention is to install Windows 2008 onto the bare metal, run one of the roles directly there, install VMware server and install the other two roles as virtual machines. Would this work or would all three have to be installed as virtual machines. I want to avoid this as 4 server licenses would then be required. ESXi is also a consideration.
The server itself will support about 120 (fairly low usage) users.