Server spec out for potential virtualisation project
So, I'm plotting for the future again and as part of our possible move to being an academy, we will end up taking on a bunch of server roles that the LEA currently provides, meaning our current set up isn't up to the job of it all.
Rather than faff around with adding more servers to what we have at the moment, and therefore chewing through more electricity I am thinking of putting everything onto a proper virtualised system.
For this, I am thinking of the following bits of kit:
2 x HP DL360 G7 servers with 36GB RAM, 2 x SATA hard disks (cheap and cheerful) - it has 4 1GbE connections also.
2 x HP DL370 G7 servers with 36GB RAM, 2 x 146GB 15k RPM SAS hard disks, 2 x FirePro V5800 graphics cards, and 4 1GbE connections (for terminal servers, with RemoteFX)
1 x Overland Storage S1000 with 12 x 300GB SAS drives, and with 4 x 10GbE SFP+ ports
What do people think about that sort of spec? It'd be running everything - so, file server, AD, database server, print server, various web based apps (eg Oliver), Exchange email, Moodle and whatever else I throw at it.
The 2 DL370's would be dedicated to Remote Desktop Services.