Want to win a PS4? Go Premium and enter to win our High-Tech Treats giveaway. Enter to Win

x
?
Solved

Cores, Virtual Sockets and best setup for server

Posted on 2013-11-18
1
Medium Priority
?
670 Views
Last Modified: 2013-11-20
Hi Chaps,

I have a Intel Xeon E5-2620 @2Ghz
I want to run two VM on ESXI but not sure of the best config.
Essentially, I want the best config for Exchange 2013 and a 2012 Domain Controller.
Your thoughts and experience would be appreciated as I want to get best performance and ideally let ESXI handle the hard work.
Once I have done this I would like to look at the NICS but that question can come after :)

Anyone able to advise what they suggest for this type of processor?
0
Comment
Question by:wedmonds1
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
1 Comment
 
LVL 123

Accepted Solution

by:
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 2000 total points
ID: 39657432
I would recommend

1 or 2 vCPU, 4GB of RAM for your 2012 DC (depending upon number of concurrent logons and users, 1 is normally adequate for a small site) (that's 2 sockets x 1 core)

2 or 4 vCPU, 16GB of RAM, for your Exchange 2013 server, depending upon numbers of mailboxes.  (that's 2/4 sockets x 1 core)

Ideally a ESXi datastore configured as RAID 10 or RAID 5, with plenty of spindles, and using at least 10,000 rpm disks or SAN attached.
0

Featured Post

Important Lessons on Recovering from Petya

In their most recent webinar, Skyport Systems explores ways to isolate and protect critical databases to keep the core of your company safe from harm.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

When converting a physical machine to a virtual machine using VMware vCenter Converter Standalone or vCenter Converter Enterprise, if an adapter type is not selected during the initial customization the resulting virtual machine may contain an IDE d…
Ransomware is a malware that is again in the list of security  concerns. Not only for companies, but also for Government security and  even at personal use. IT departments should be aware and have the right  knowledge to how to fight it.
Teach the user how to install log collectors and how to configure ESXi 5.5 for remote logging Open console session and mount vCenter Server installer: Install vSphere Core Dump Collector: Install vSphere Syslog Collector: Open vSphere Client: Config…
Teach the user how to join ESXi hosts to Active Directory domains Open vSphere Client: Join ESXi host to AD domain: Verify ESXi computer account in AD: Configure permissions for domain user in ESXi: Test domain user login to ESXi host:

636 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question