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Hardware Thread, Servers for virtualisation? in Technical; Originally Posted by localzuk Nah, going by previous generations, they just basically disappear quite quickly and their prices stay about ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk View Post
    Nah, going by previous generations, they just basically disappear quite quickly and their prices stay about the same.
    Worth a try Either way sounds like some good times ahead!

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    HP DL585 G2 Quad Dual Core 2.6Ghz 64Bit 32GB RAM Server | eBay

    That x 2 = 1200.

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    HP DL585 G2 Quad Dual Core 2.4Ghz 64Bit 64GB RAM Server VMware 300GB SAS/SATA | eBay

    Add extra disks if you want run them as standalone hyper v servers, or buy a san so share out. Always good to have more than 2 hosts though, if one goes down and your using something like dpm to backup you just restore to another host

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    Not allowed to use ebay, and don't particularly want to run critical services on second hand hardware...

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    667mhz RAM and 120W dual core CPUs? Seriously?

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    Yep Deffo buy new upgrading is a waste as you don't get anywhere near the discounted CPU prices you wouldm get when you buy new. Buying new here and getting rid of 3 x oooold non quad core servers. Should save a good few bucks in electrickery!

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    How many VMs do you plan on running and what kind of load? I always seem to saturate the disk before anything else.

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