How to build a Server for testing.
Posted on 2012-08-11
I would like to know what kind of Power supply, Raid, hard drives and box am I suppose to purchase for the server that Expert Leew sugested as follows:
The systems I put together run AMD's FX8120 8 core 3.1 GHz CPU. I bought 970 based boards (Gigabyte) and just built the system adding RAM (16, then quickly upgrading to the board max of 32 GB). The free VMWare ESX as I understand it is limited to 32 GB anyway and Hyper-V on Server Standard is also limited to 32 GB (the Free Hyper-V is a PITA to configure and manage but can use FAR more RAM). Still 32 GB is more than enough for most learning/testing purposes (I have 8 VMs running now and still 10 GB of unassigned RAM in Hyper-V systems