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Hi good afternoon, I have a query.

I am putting a server virtualization,
will have Windows 2003 X64 with Vmware Server 1.0.8

the question is about the microprocessor

Core 2 Duo E7300 or Core 2 Quad 8200.

what is your recommendation?

In the server will run on Windows 2003 HOST + 5 windows 2003 virtual machines and different services (SQL, Exchange, File Server, DC ...).

the server will have 8GB of RAM

Also know some tool for sizing of Vmware.

Thank you very much
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Thanks for the Backup Synthros.

I would definately go with more RAM you will need it to compensate for your lack of CPU cores to do the processing. You also didnt mention your HDD configuration.

If you are intending to run all these servers constantly especially the SQL server then you are going to encounter problems.

For this kind of setup i would suggest a minimum of 2x quadcore CPU + 12GB ram and depending on your backup and data integrity situation either a striped or Raid 5 config...

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