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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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Great links thanks for that. I was thinking about 2 Hosts, what do you recommend? Also what do you recommend for iSCSI storage?
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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Trying to keep storage at 10K
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What hardware do i need on the hosts for iSCSI?
nothing it's included with VMware ESXi as a Software iSCSI Adaptor!
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Is software fine? Don't i need a hardware adapter for good speed?
No you do not need a hardware adaptor, software iSCSI and jumbo frames can outperform hardware iSCSI adaptors.