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Hello,
What are basic requirements for physical machine.

requirements for system

1.virtualization on 2012 hyper-v
2.Active directory
3.about 70 users on AD
4.File server min 2 TB storage
5.SQL 2012 express server for some local small database


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1. depends on what your virtualization strategy is going to be. how many virtual machines are going to be running and what are the necessary requirements for each of those? What is your goal with virtualization?

2. Really a non-issue

3. Really a non-issue

4. Really a non-issue

5. You DO NOT want to run SQL in a virtual machine if performance is a concern. Just sayin...

With VM, SQL and disk size you specified, you want to spend the most on RAM and then NIC and then CPU. Other specifics depend on the previous questions.
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by:ikealt
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Virtual machines two or free

Main for AD and file server

Goal
1.easily migrate to another machine
2.have more possibility test another software

SQL is not very important to speed
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Take your budget and max out the RAM on the system. Each server instance will gladly operate more efficiently with more RAM. Minimum specs for each VM should be 4GB but 8GB would be better. The host machine needs 8GB to install Server 2012 R2 and host Hyper-V. So far the minimum configuration is 16GB RAM but recommended 24GB.

When you add your disk space, do it over as many drives as possible and do it in a RAID5 or higher for redundancy and speed. In other words, do not go buy 3 1TB drives and slap up a RAID5. You will get quite a bit better performance if you used 6 500GB drives with a high performance hardware RAID controller. Do not do this with a MB with a built-in SATA RAID.
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by:ikealt
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Very thanks.

I find that RAM is very important for virtualisation

Is there a difference to choose between IBM and HP for system like this?

Can you recommend hardware ?
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My preference is HP but I have no issue with IBM
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