virtualization KVM Proxmox

Hi Experts,

I just want to have your recommendation, which CPU is best to use for virtualization.
I have chosen INTEL E5-2667v2
What do you think about it ?
Or do you have other ideas ?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
for a home brew lab machine the Intel E5 is adequate.
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Eprs_AdminSystem ArchitectAuthor Commented:
it should be for production.
We want to start with a cluster, 2 nodes.
Each node with 256GB RAM and 10TB disks

We want to start migrating some vm´s, some servers to it.
And later we want to add nodes because we will have nearly 20 servers on it.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
What servers are you purchasing?
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Eprs_AdminSystem ArchitectAuthor Commented:
HP DELL or Fujitsu, I have different quotes and prices.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Models ?
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Eprs_AdminSystem ArchitectAuthor Commented:
I want to know if the cpu is enough e5-2667v2 or do I need more ?

HP model HP D380p G8
Dell Model PowerEdge 720xd
Fujitsu model RX300S8
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
We work on 5-6 VMs per physical core of the processor.

CPU is not often the bottleneck on modern systems. Memory is the bottleneck, followed by storage requirements.


20 Servers should have no issues, I would recommend a Dual Processor system if budget allows.
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Eprs_AdminSystem ArchitectAuthor Commented:
yes it is a dual system
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Ideal.
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Eprs_AdminSystem ArchitectAuthor Commented:
so I can use this type of cpu for it ?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Yes, no problems.

8 Cores, 16 Threads...Intel VT

Dual Processors...

http://ark.intel.com/products/75273/Intel-Xeon-Processor-E5-2667-v2-25M-Cache-3_30-GHz
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Eprs_AdminSystem ArchitectAuthor Commented:
thanks
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