Recommendations on Windows Virtual Servers setup ?
Posted on 2012-03-09
We are planning to buy 1-2 Dell servers with Windows 2008 R2(64-bit) operating system.
Since most of them have already moved to virtual environments, we are planning to do the same thing. This will cut down the number of servers.
Here are the specs we usually buy when we go with standalone servers:
Dell T610 server
Intel Xeon 3.0Ghz processor ( dual - 2 processor(8x2=16 cores))
32 GB RAM
Raid 5 with one huge chunk of space around 300GB
Windows 2008 R2 (64-bit)
Now with the same above specs if I wanted to setup a Virtual Host server which can handle 2 Virtual Machines with the above specs.
1) What kind of virtual host server specs do I need to look at ?
2) What operating system is recommended on the Virtual Host machine ?
3) Which virtual software would work well for setting up the virtual machines ( two of the windows 2008 R2 (64-bit) operating systems) ?
Any other tips are much appreciated in the above setup.
Thanks in advance