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Setup a set of VM with hyper-V

Hi There,
I'm new in Hyper-V. I explain the requirement and you give me your advise about hardware and software. (we try to keep the cost minimum).  

We need to setup a set of VM for test and development:
- It's not production and a VM can be done for a day until it restore.
- Around 4-5 Ubuntu Linux and 2-3 Windows 10.  
- If one VM or machine crashes I like to be able to restore it easily to the second hardware.  
- In my wish list I eventually I like to have some high availability. (Depends on cost.)
How can I setup this with minimum cost? if i want to get a bit more HA how would be the cost?

For hardware:
We are thinking about getting 2 used/refurbished Dell server, maybe: Dell PowerEdge R620 with 2*Xeon
any thought or suggestion about hardware?
Please let me know what you think.
Thank you in advanced
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bbaoIT ConsultantCommented:
> - Around 4-5 Ubuntu Linux and 2-3 Windows 10.  

something important but you missed to provide: processor, memory and disk requirements for the VMs, at least a general requirement.
Sajid Shaik MSr. System AdminCommented:
if you are thinking about R620 its good it's comes in 4 core to 8 core processor each...additionally the RAM,

the question is how many machines will run at a time ..i.e all VM's will run at sametime ? if yes then you should know about the each server requirements i.e Processing and RAM,

VM or machine crashes I like to be able to restore  you can create and maintain snapshots of Vm's to recover the vm at point of failure..

high availability you can try failover cluster.. which need 2 servers

all the best
exsasanAuthor Commented:
Hi guys, thanks a lot about your replay but the exact hardware is not my concern right now, my main question is how can easily manage a set of VM with minimum cost. I'm not even sure If i chose VMware or Hyper-V.
So if you know about the Hyper-V please explain how we can cover the requirement with minimum cost. I did some research about Hyper-V but still not sure about the total cost.  They say Hyper-V is free is that right ? if I use Hyper-V free how can I mange it? do I still need a windows server to manage this environment? is the free Hyper-V come with any High availability feature ?    
X DIT SpecialistCommented:
Hyper V is free in that in comes within the Windows Server enviorment, but it's managed outside of the normal Server Manager console within it's own interface, much like other server tools. Your main costs would obviously be the hardware and then the seperate licensing for extra VMs. I think Windows Server 2016 gives you 2 free VMS, so you basically have 3 machines (2 VMs and the local machine) plus whichever extra machines you would need.
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