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Designing new VMware infrastructure

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Hi All,

I will be moving my current infrastructure to VMware and I need some help/advice and recommendation from you experts J .  I would really appreciate diagram for my new VMware network.( i will use SAN iSCSI -10 x 300GB 15k SAS HDDs with hardware initiator) which would help me with implementation process.
Im new to SAN so I would appreciate help when it come to LUNs (what access control should I use and sizes for LUNs etc)
Should I boot hosts from SAN?
I want to run DC and exchange in cluster.

Basically I would like to know how would you do it as experts.


What migration process would you recommend when it comes to moving my existing servers to VMs. Im going to buy new servers and SAN this month and I will have a month or two to test it and play around with.
My new hardware will be:
2 x HP ML350 G6 Server, Dual Quad Core, 16GB RAM, 2 x 72GB HDD.

WMvare Software:
VMware vSphere 4.0 Essentials


Ok this is my existing environment.
Domain Controller
Windows 2003
HP Proliant ML 350
Intel Xeon 3.20GHz x 2
2GB of RAM
145.66 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
32.00 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space
Number of users :60

 Exchange Server
MS Exchange 2003
HP Proliant ML 350
Intel Xeon 3.20GHz x2
2GB of RAM
145.67 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
45.65 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space
Number of Mailboxes: 50
 
 
File and SQL Server
Windows 2003
HP Proliant ML 350
Intel Xeon 3.20GHz x 2
2GB of RAM
120.59 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
24.90 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space

 
Symantec Antivirus
Windows 2003
AMD Sempron 2600+, 1.83GHz
2GB of RAM
41.10 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
6.57 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space

Thanks so much in advance
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