I have a Dell R710 with around 400GB on a RAID5 array and 8GB RAM running Windows Server 2008 R2. I want to use this as a simple VM server to run a couple virtual servers and allow me to retire some old hardware. I know it has the specs to do it but I'm not sure whether I should be using VMWare or the Hyper-V role in Server 2008 R2. I'm not looking to spend any money on this as it's just supposed to be a simple project that will get rid of a few old servers and consolidate some apps.
Any advice/opinions on which I should be using and why?