Need help with Hardware Requirements for 3 vm servers . Using newest vmware hypervisor esxi
Physical Hardware Requirements for servers
Server 1 (N-central)= Intel xeon 55xx and 6gb memory, 160gb HD (think this is a little over kill, we are running this on a 5yr old server with xeon X3210 2.13ghz now with no issues)
Server 2 (N-compass)= Dual core and 4gb of memory, 150gb HD
Server 3(Connectwise)= Dual core and 8gb of memory, 300gb HD
Also need recommendations on Hard drives and configuration, I just plan on using 2 tb's and creating a hardware mirror (I know I am going to get bashed for this, but its what I have always done and been burned by Raid5 before) but very interested in other ideas.
I am thinking I can get by with following
High end quad core processor (not sure which one yet) and assign 2 cores to Server 1 (n-central), 1 to Server 2 (n-compass) and 1 to Server 3 (connectwise)
32 gb of memory
4 1 tb drives (2 mirrors)
Look forward to your comments and ideas
What you are proposing should work with no issues -
One thing to point is you assign a core to a VM you configure a VM with virtual CPUs and the hypervisor will schedule the vCPUs to a core -
Thanks for your reply!! Can you expand more on configuring the vm with virtual cpus? In the past I have created a vm in esxi and assigned a socket and a core to it, so if I wanted a 2 cpu vm I would assign 1 socket and 2 cores. Is this correct or am I missing something?
WHat you have been doing is fine - my comment was more directed that vCPUs are scheduled by the vmkernel to the physical cores - and when assigning vcpus to a vm - a virtual socket CPU with dual cores is the same as assigning dual vcpus to a vm - the reason for the is to skirt around software that is licensed by socket -
Ok thanks! I am looking at this processor right now (it has 6 cores) but a little worried about the 1.9 part
Do you think this will work or do I need to go bigger, I really really appreciate all your help!!
Sorry me again. I am looking at this server and was hoping you could let me know if it will work or not before I purchase. ( no I am not buying form this site, its just for reference)