I have a IBM x226 Server that is just running one VM at the moment on vmware esxi 4.1 free
Its has 2 x Xeon 3.2GHz CPU adn 4GB of Ram and 2 x 1TB HDD in Raid1
The VM running is a Windows 2003 Std server that is almost redundant in the infrastructure, just running as a FS realistically, i have 3GB of RAM allocated to it and 2 vCPU
The Hard drives have plenty of space on them at this stage over 500GB
I have a physical Server also which is a SBS 2003 that has now been made redundant after the move to Office 365 but we are keeping it for a little longer for the AD Directory DHCP etc.
I would like to move it to the ESXi Server but as you can see memory is short.
Is there a way i can do this with throttling or something like that, i haven't really got into that side of ESXi yet or maybe share the 4GB with the two servers.
I know its not perfect but i am wanting to get rid of the physical server as we are now going to build a new server that will run Windows 2012
The 4.1 ESXi server will not be to far away from being decommissioned all together.