Virtual Terminal Server using Hyper-V

I am about to deploy a terminal server and need to know if what I am doing is acceptable.  I have just purchased an HP DL380 G6 (Performance model). It has (3)15k SAS drives in a RAID 5, 32GB of RAM, and dual QUAD core proc's.

I am going to install Hyper-V on the server and install the Terminal Server as a Virtual Machine.  I plan on allocating 24GB of RAM, and 4 virtual PROC's to the VM.

The users on the terminal server will use applications like MS Office, IE8, and a property management application that connects to a SQL server.

Given this scenario roughly how many users will this server be able to handle WELL?
BSModlinAsked:
Who is Participating?
 
Darius GhassemCommented:
If this physical server has less memory then you virtual server with more memory will handle the load even better because of the more memory allocated to the system. Again think about the virtual system as a physical system there is no difference on what it handle if you allocate the same resources.
0
 
Darius GhassemCommented:
Think about it if the system was hardware based just because  it is virtual it doesn't mean it will handle any less. Here is the issue I can tell I think it will handle without a problem but I don't really know because I don't know the other software that will be installed and among other things. How many users will be connected at a time? How much the resources the users will use? And so on.

You should do a small test before purchasing hardware with your applications and small amount of users to see what the users actual use.

Now to be straight with you I think you will be fine with what you have it should be really quick.
0
 
BSModlinAuthor Commented:
Attached is a screenshot of my current terminal server that hosts roughly 50 - 60 users.  What are your thoughts? How many estimated users do you think the new VM will handle based on that?
Capture.JPG
0
Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.

All Courses

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.