Need advice for VMWare Player computer setup
Posted on 2011-02-22
Hi, I am setting up a new computer for the sole purpose of running some virtual machines with vmware player simultanously.
-The VM`s will be responsible for network re-routing (proxy) so what I need the most is processing power to send and receive packets.
-They will be running a home made server written in .NET. The application is heavily multithreaded.
-I will have at least 4 VM per computer, so the specs should be based on 4 VM`s running at full speed (approx 150GO traffic per month per VM).
-There will be nothing else than VMWare running on the host computer.
So I would like a few advices. CPU? RAM? etc.
Also, I am running the VM`s on windows xp right now, should I use windows server 2003 instead? Will there be a big difference? (Everything works fine now on xp, so I would only opt for windows server if it can drastically change the performances).
I would also like to know if there would be big performance advantages by using the other paid vmware releases? I don`t need the fancy snapshots or anything like that, the vmware player features are sufficient for me but performance-wise, would there be a better choice?
I would also like any other tips, I am fairly new with vmware so any bit could help! (vm`s configuration tips, etc.)