Hardware capacity planning for vmware servers
Posted on 2011-05-07
Hi, we need to setup the following servers
2 x SQL 2008 servers
2 x Application servers
1 x IIS server
1 x reporting server
For a financial firm's software system
Each server has a requirement of 4GB ram in our use scenario
How much RAM should the host vmware server have in order to accomodate all of these roles? The combined RAM of standalone individual servers would be 8 x 4 = 32GB, but does this change if we are using virtualization?
Also should we go with one physical server or two?
Finally - any considerations for storage? a ballpark for this system's server hardware ideally would be near ~$25k, should we go with SAN or just use 10k rpm hdd's?