I have an environment with about 50 users and 10 servers.
I want to start consolidating servers (with no budget) by turning one of the machines into a virtual host using the free ESXi as the hypervisor.
The machine is a HP ProLiant DL380 G5:
-1 Intel quad-core E5540/2.53GHz CPU
The server is currently an application server that is being way underutilized. I want to segment it into a couple of different VM's (how many though?)
I want to add a few VM's that I think would also have relatively low utilization with the number of users I am working with (<50).
-Win2003 w/ WSS3.0 VM
- a few other PC-based application servers (low P4/WinXP specs)
A few questions:
I have about 5 HP 7.2K SAS drives on the machine, whats the recommendations there? I do not have a SAN...
Do I need a dedicated NIC for each VM? Im pretty sure this HP has two integrated NIC's..
Whats the best or least complicated way to track CPU/memory/disk utilization...on the existing application servers that I want to consolidate? And any feedback on the requirements and who to segment resources for the Squid and WSS that I want to add?
Thanks for any input and guidance on this subject. Very excited to jump into virtualization and start learning....
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