Home VMware/Dev server recommendations?
This is a quick one really but here's the deal..
I currently have an ASUS machine with a Highpoint RAID card in it, acting as a Win2k3 server whilst housing two additional VMware Win2k3x64 guest OS's and I'd like to move to something a bit more purpose built and start making use of 64bit memory, etc... I'd stay where I am with it but it is getting a bit long in the tooth and less reliable so it's time to look ahead.
I already have some new-ish hard drives as well as some very nice DDR2 Ram sitting around spare so can anyone suggest a reasonable spec server unit to do the job. Budget is around the £250 - £300 mark.
Ultimately the plan is to move everything on to an ESXi 4 system so that even the main 2k3 server is a guest OS and then get it all moved to guest win2k8 OS's once I've figured out when the schools will be able to consider it.
Recommendations, etc... would be very welcome...
Oh and this is for my own use at home, not for a school btw so no LOUD wind tunnel machines :)