I am planning to deploy CentOs on an old Dell server for enabling NFS share with new vcenter server. I am planning to bind all NIC on server and do LACP on brocade switch for better throughput.
The physical server I am deploying CentOS has 64 GB RAM and 8 core CPU.
I was wondering, if should deploy CentOS directly and use all resources or deploy stand alone ESX and deploy CenTOS as VM. Which gives me room for creating other test VMs on that server -
If I create CentOS as VM on that server with 12 GB RAM and 2 CPU would I be able to share NFS with another licensed Vcenter server?
Would I be able to achieve LACP with phys cal switch and virtual switch or there is no need to do LACP On physical switch if I do aggregated virtual switch out three NICS?