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 ...
15th March 2012, 02:18 PM #16
Worth a try Either way sounds like some good times ahead!
Originally Posted by localzuk
15th March 2012, 02:19 PM #17
HP DL585 G2 Quad Dual Core 2.6Ghz 64Bit 32GB RAM Server | eBay
That x 2 = 1200.
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
15th March 2012, 02:20 PM #18
Not allowed to use ebay, and don't particularly want to run critical services on second hand hardware...
15th March 2012, 02:27 PM #19
667mhz RAM and 120W dual core CPUs? Seriously?
15th March 2012, 02:53 PM #20
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!
16th March 2012, 08:53 PM #21
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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