ok, looking for community input / opinions.
I have a small domain with the following physical servers: (2 domain controllers, 1 exchange 2003 server, 1 file server, 2 SQL Server DB servers).
The domain is a windows 2003 domain with aging equipment.
There are approximately 100 workstations on this domain.
The file server is a windows 2008 box which is fairly new & will be kept. All else will be replaced.
I am looking for suggestions on what the community would do meaning I am thinking of buying 2 physical servers (looking at PowerEdge R720 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16859155101
) which will serve as my DC's & running either VMware of Hyper-V on it to virtualize the other machines.
What do you all recommend hardware wise?
Preferences on going to 2008 vs 2012 server?
Thoughts on Hyper-V on VMware?
Any input would be hugely appreciated.