my question relates to a site that is thinking of going virtual and they have at the moment a HP g5 with 2 quad cores running at 3 gigahertz 32 gig of ram 6 Gbps drives SAS and a dell 2950 with eight cores 1.86 32 gig of ram 10k SAS drives and they are thinking about visualizing what they have. Sql, goldmine crm, exchange 2010, rdp and other services including fileserver, DHCP, DNS and running just 2 physical hosts with 5 virtual servers at about eight gb ram each across this hardware.
They have Dell 1950 with 16 gb as backup in the event of an issue.
Now I know they should really put it on brand new hardware. we all know that with every project however we have tech time and licenses available not hardware budget so whats peoples thoughts on this the HP has 6 nics the Dell has 3 using server 2012 and 5 vms. Will the performance really be that good or is hyper v only good for brand new hardware when virtualizing everything I'd appreciate your thoughts on this as I need to give some guidance and make a decision extremely shortly. Tomorrow :).
many thanks in advance