I seek experts comment on the configuration of a PC (32 bit) that I need to buy to build small data center type of environment on that new PC. More precisely, what type/make of system board, processor and minimum RAM is required to build the following environment. I'm planing to buy 320 GB, 7200 rpm Segate HDD.
The environment will be:
1. Base OS Windows XP and Linux 5 (Dual boot)
2. VMWare client or ESX server on top of it.
3. Two each RHEL 5 and Solaris 10 (x86) virtual guests.
4. Veritas Volume Manager version 4 and Veritas Cluster version 4 MP 3 on both virtual guests so that I can build 2 node RHEl 5 and 2 node Solaris 10 cluster.
Please note that storage requirement will be fulfilled from the virtual disk I allocate while installing the respective guests.
Thanks in advance.