Will this equipment support 22 virtual machines for Citrix XenDesktop 4?
Posted on 2010-09-20
Hello, I am designing a new VDI system for a client, the equipment needs to run 20 windows 7 machines and 2 windows server 2008 (DC and Provisioning server) and 1 windows server 2003 (DDC).
I would like all the VM's to have 2GB of memory. The equipment I have chosen:
2x HP DL360G7 E5630 Server's with 2x E5630
Specification for the E5630 CPU: Intel® QPI Speed 5.86 GT/s, L3 Cache 12MB, Processor
Base Frequency 2.53 GHz, MAX 2.8 GHz, Power 80 W, Cores 4, Threads 8.
Each server containing 12x 2GB PC3-10600R Ram total on 24GB RAM Per Server.
I am thinking of using a NAS with iSCSI for the storage and was thinking of a used HP Server with FreeNAS. FreeNAS has a software based iSCSI protocol.
Otherwise I would be looking at: HP StorageWorks X1000 Network Storage System.
1: Will these 2 HP server's be powerful enough to handle the 22 VM's or should there be a 3rd server?
2: Will iSCSI on a 1GB NIC handle 20 VM's of windows 7?
3: Will a used server with FreeNAS be sufficient?
4: What are the advantages on the HP StorageWorks X1000 system? and would the X1000 be an overkill?
Thanks in advanced for any advice.