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Vmware migration small office

Hello,

My boss wants us to move to vmware - currently we have the following 2 Dell R310's as physical DC's, 1 hyper-vm running peachtree software.

We want to add Exchange 2013 and move everything to vmware. We have about 25 users and nothing crazy in terms of I/O.

 I am new to vmware, but I am trying to figure what is a complete solution as far as what hosts to go with (dont need vmotion right now), what storage to go with (iSCSI?), and what backup i should go with (Veaam?)
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert PRO / EE Fellow/British Beekeeper)

8/22/2022 - Mon
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Cobra25

Great links thanks for that. I was thinking about 2 Hosts, what do you recommend? Also what do you recommend for iSCSI storage?
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert PRO / EE Fellow/British Beekeeper)

Two hosts is okay, if you are going to purchase VMware vSphere Essentials Plus.

What budget do you have to purchase storage?
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Cobra25

Trying to keep storage at 10K
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Cobra25

What hardware do i need on the hosts for iSCSI?
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert PRO / EE Fellow/British Beekeeper)

nothing it's included with VMware ESXi as a Software iSCSI Adaptor!
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Cobra25

Is software fine? Don't i need a hardware adapter for good speed?
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert PRO / EE Fellow/British Beekeeper)

No you do not need a hardware adaptor, software iSCSI and jumbo frames can outperform hardware iSCSI adaptors.