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esxi ram  and cpu configuration

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Last Modified: 2013-11-11
HI experts,

I have a 14GB IBM server and i have allocated 10GB for sbs 2008 and 4 GB for server 2003 (32bit). Recently i was reading somewhere that we shouldn't allocated all the memory available and leave some for ESXI. Can you let me know what is the best allocation to configure my ram?

In terms of CPU? i have 2 quad cores and i give 4 x vcpu to sbs and 4 x vcpu to server 2003. How should i allocate this too.

I want my environment to run as fast as possible.

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