Best way forward - Virtulisation
Ok - So I have inherited an ageing server environment (7 servers) with the newest server being a HP DL380 G5. There are a couple of HP MSA60 Drive arrays (with about 12Tb between them).
I need to upgrade the Servers so am looking virtualisation.
The current Servers :
Curriculum Apps/Student+Staff File Server connected to MSA60 drive arrays
Oliver Library/Insight/CREO Licence Server
I would like to reduce the number of servers I need to buy to replace these as money is limited.
I have already purchased a Dell R510 (2 x 6C processors and 64GB RAM) and a smaller R310 to be used as a physical DC.
Would it be best to buy another R510 as a failover VM host?
Not had much experience with virtualisation apart from test environments and small deployments. Would very much appreciated some guidance.
How would people recommend I proceed? I will be using Hyper-V.