I'm looking for guidance on my first VM host. Currently have 1 physical server running many roles on server 2K8R2. Was hoping I could run 3 VM guests comfortably dependant on cost.
VM guest 1: P2V of server 2K8R2, running a Point Of Sale SQL database with 6 connections.
VM guest 2: file server, WSUS, print server, etc.
VM guest 3: future expansion (AD)
I need a rack mount server from an Australian retailer. Currently browsing the 1RU Dell offerings. Host OS will most likely be hyper-v. It's for a not for profit community organisation, so cost is a a big factor.
What kind of hardware specs should I be aiming for, and why?