Running ESXi 5 on a Dell PowerEdge T610 with 1 Quad-core CPU w/ hyperthreading and 8 GB of Ram. There will only be 1 VM running SBS 2008.
For best performance of this 1 VM, how much should I allocate to:
It depends on your user number and other VM that you plan to use.
2 (or 4) vCPU are enough.
About the RAM is really small... If this is the only VM you can give 6 GB (2 are used by ESXi)
Leave 2GB of RAM for the host, and I'd say at least one CPU.
The rest can be used for the SBS guest OS.
I would say that depending on just how large this SBS environment is, you may struggle with 6GB of RAM.
Yeah, they have been living with the slow Server for a while - it wasn't setup right to begin with for the resources that SBS needs. It has SATA drives as well :smileyangry:
So give 6 GB of Ram to the VM...
And 3 vCPUs? There are 8 available with the Hyper-threading.
I’d run with 6 vCPU’s then if you have Hyper Threading enabled and active… just leave a pCPU for the host and you’ll shouldn’t have any issues, though isn’t there a CPU limit for SBS (4 I think) so you may have to set it up as 3 CPU’s with 2 Cores each if it’s ESXi5 to get the most out of it…
Daniel Hayward wrote:
you may have to set it up as 3 CPU’s with 2 Cores each if it’s ESXi5 to get the most out of it…
So performance is different if I choose 2 vSockets & 2 vCores, vs choosing 1 vSocket with 4 vCores?