sizing new HP servers for vSphere 5
Posted on 2012-03-16
Hi, one of the IT guys in my company wants to buy two servers for his department with the following specs
2x Proliant DL380 G7
96GB RAM each
two X5690 6-core CPU's on each
4x 600GB HDD's local storage on each (RAID5)
10GbE NIC's (is this even needed?)
The price is about $15k per server.
For VMware software, he chose the following SKUs for about $20k. Isn't this expensive when he could buy the vSphere Essentials Plus kit for about $6k? I think vRAM entitlement in both options is 32GB per CPU.
VS5-STDM-AK-PRO (vsphere 5 std acceleration kit with smart ops)
VS5-STDM-AK-G-SSS-C (service & support)
VC5-VSA-STD-C (storage appliance?)
VC5-VSA-G-SSS-C (service & support)
Please help me with some arguments about how to convince him to adjust the size of the server properly and not waste money.