TrevH201110141
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Contributor

What do I need?

Hi everyone,

I need to put SBS 2011 & SQL Server onto a VMware box, can anyone tell me what VMware products I need to achieve this? The hardware I'm looking at is going to be HP DL385 6 core single CPU with approximately 30gb ram and various disk partitions. I can add another CPU if required.

Not looking for high availability, just something that works! Smiley Happy

Thanks,

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Mouhamad
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Hello Trev,

I recommend that you for for VMware vSphere ESXi 4.1.

Check the below link for more information about the editions.

http://www.vmware.com/products/vsphere/buy/editions_comparison.html

Note: you can achieve your goal by using many products from VMware but above is the best if you are looking for an enterprise solution which looks like from your hardware specs.

Regards,

VCP-DCV, VCP-DT, VCAP-DCD, VSP, VTSP
vmroyale
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Hello and welcome to the forums.

Note: This discussion was moved from the vSphere Upgrade & Install community to the Enterprise Strategy & Planning community.

Good Luck!

Brian Atkinson | vExpert | VMTN Moderator | Author of "VCP5-DCV VMware Certified Professional-Data Center Virtualization on vSphere 5.5 Study Guide: VCP-550" | @vmroyale | http://vmroyale.com
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AndreTheGiant
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You can start from VMware free Hypervisor (aka the free edition of ESXi).

Build the VM with the min core requiment, and push a bit on the recomendet memory.

Andre

Andre | http://about.me/amauro | http://vinfrastructure.it/ | @Andrea_Mauro
TrevH201110141
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The free version is looking good at the moment,

In terms of backing up both servers what's the best method? Should I be backing up within the guest OS i.e. Backup Exec, or should I be looking at something else and backup the guest os' from the hypervisor?

Hope the above makes sense.

Thanks,

Trevor

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AndreTheGiant
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For backup solutions see: http://communities.vmware.com/docs/DOC-10780

But note that with the free edition there are some limits.

Andre

Andre | http://about.me/amauro | http://vinfrastructure.it/ | @Andrea_Mauro
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