I have been given a 15-20k budget for hardware to virtualize 6 servers with room for a few more in the future. 2 Webservers, 1 File server, 1 backup Server , 1 Mail Server and 1 SQL Server
I am not one for purchasing of the shelf items as they are extremely over priced.
So buying a Dell/HP is not in my plan.
So with that in mind I was looking at newegg for a barebones 2U 4CPU server.
I plan to add (4) 8 Core AMD Interlagos Processors, 256GB of Ram and 6 3TB 7200 SataIII drives, it will also have (2) 4 Port Nic cards for dedicated connections. I also plan to duplicate the entire hardware setup for failover.
I would like to know expert opinions on this.
Is my choice of processor OK? Etc..
I am really good at building general computers and servers but this is my first foray into Virtualization, I have time t make it work, so once I get the hardware I can go through all my software options, for now I just want to avoid any mistakes or pitfalls I may not be aware of.