I have been tasked to find IT consulting on upgrading our Network Servers. We have an ERP system called Global Shop Solutions that is running within a virtual machine VMware server instance.
That same server instance is also the Domain Controller for our network. This virtual server is configured with 8 virtual CPUs with 32 GB of memory with C-drive 60GB and D-drive(iSCSI VM drive) 192 GB(71 GB free). After 2 weeks or 10 days of uptime the DC server runs out of memory. This requires an after-hours reboot of the DC server. If the server is not rebooted, then once all the memory is consumed the server will quit responding. Most of the times the server can be rebooted using the VMware Vcenter control center. However, if the server stays locked up and un-responsive then the complete VMware hardware needs to be rebooted. This also shuts down the other 5 servers running in the virtual VMware server and they failover to the running system.
I have a grocery list of what I believe is what we may need; therefore we will need consultation on best practices to move forward on.