(As a bit of a preamble, the situation I am asking about is to deal with a very specific set of circumstances, and would take a couple of pages to explain. I am just looking for an answer to the question.)
I would like to setup a server that would have the capacity to run 8-10 VMs, each running Windows 7. This would be a dedicated, stand-alone server that would only serve this purpose. I would like the ability to manage all of the VMs from one console, and would like the ability to create new images (clones) on the fly.
Thinking about getting a two quad-core processors, lots of RAM, the usual stuff.
What version of VMware will I need to get? Essentials? Do I need to get Plus?