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vSphere Essentials Best Practicce vCenter Server: Virtual or Physical?

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On December 10th Andrew posted:
often vCenter Server configuration should be 4 vCPU and 16GB RAM!

I currently have vSphere Essential 5.5 on a DL380 G6 ESXi 5.01 server,  My vCenter Server is running on a Windows 2008 Server that mainly acts as PrintServer, but does not have that many resources.  Currently has 1 vCPU & 4GB RAM.
I have always felt insecure running vCenter on the same ESXi that is supposedly controlled.  Seems like if the server is down unless you use iLO you cannot access the settings or place in maintenance, or take out of maintenance.
Plus with the four servers running here I have no where near enough resources for 4 vCPU & 16GB RAM.
Would I be better off moving vSphere to a spare physical server (DL360 G5) that is Windows 2008 R2 with ample resources?
And how would this be accomplished?  Uninstalling from VMWare server and then re-installing on physical, or is there more to the process?
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