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Quick Server Questions

Windows Hyper-v vs VMware Infrastructure. Which would you go with?

HP DL380 (for virtualization). 6 146GB 10k SAS drives or 6 72GB 15k SAS
drives? (Assuming ESX. Will be running Windows 2K8 Standard Server
with SQL Server 2005 Standard. Netware for file, print, dhcp, and dns.
Possibly groupwise at some later point on SLES. Probably another Linux
distros for just some minor stuff like instant messaging.) The office
only has 18 seats. Don't believe I'll be taxing the servers that hard
no matter how hard I try.

I'm having to replace a six year old server that's slowly dying.
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Re: Quick Server Questions

On Mon, 12 Jan 2009 20:26:26 +0000, Matthew wrote:

> Windows Hyper-v vs VMware Infrastructure. Which would you go with?


VMware

> HP DL380 (for virtualization). 6 146GB 10k SAS drives or 6 72GB 15k SAS
> drives? (Assuming ESX.


No SAN? If you don't plan on growing beyond a single ESX server that's
fine, but if you want to then the extra storage will just be wasted. If
you're going with a SAN then all you need are a pair of drives in a RAID
1 and then install ESX. At that point you can go with a pair of 72GB
drives.




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Joe
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Re: Quick Server Questions

Joseph Marton wrote:
>> HP DL380 (for virtualization). 6 146GB 10k SAS drives or 6 72GB 15k SAS
>> drives? (Assuming ESX.

>
> No SAN? If you don't plan on growing beyond a single ESX server that's
> fine, but if you want to then the extra storage will just be wasted. If
> you're going with a SAN then all you need are a pair of drives in a RAID
> 1 and then install ESX. At that point you can go with a pair of 72GB
> drives.


This is for my other job. They won't ever have a SAN. This will be the
only server (at least in the foreseeable future). It's replacing a
windows server (that is failing) and I'm going to go ahead and replace
the virtualized netware and linux server I have. It's a small "real
estate" office. This is more money than they want to spend right now,
but with both servers being over six years old I talked them into
replacing both just to be on the safe side.




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Re: Quick Server Questions

Matthew wrote:

> This is for my other job. They won't ever have a SAN. This will be the
> only server (at least in the foreseeable future). It's replacing a
> windows server (that is failing) and I'm going to go ahead and replace
> the virtualized netware and linux server I have. It's a small "real
> estate" office. This is more money than they want to spend right now,
> but with both servers being over six years old I talked them into
> replacing both just to be on the safe side.


Ah. Well in that case, if they have the money go with the larger
drives. If not, you can go with smaller ones now and replace them later
on. It's a bit of a pain but it works.

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Joe
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