[ubuntu-za] Virtual Machine Server
leesharp at hal-pc.org
Wed Oct 21 16:05:02 BST 2009
Charl Wentzel wrote:
> Hi Guys
> Would like to get some advice from the virtual machine gurus.
> I have a customer that has been advised to buy a new server for
> Goldmine. To curb future spending, we decided that going the virtual
> route might be a good idea. This would allow him to upgrade hardware
> without doing reinstalls in the future and consolidate a few smaller
> servers into one machine.
> He was given the following spec for the machine:
> Mecer Omega Server
> Intel Xeon 3000 Dual Core CPU
> 2GB PC 800 DDR2 Module X2
> Adaptec Raid 5405 SATA/SAT 256mb
> 147GB Fujitsu SCSI (SAT) HDD X4
Your memory is light. Each VM will need it's own dedicated memory that
comes from the system. I would go with a 64bit server install and have
16gig of ram in there. That way you can assign 4 gig to WinServer, and
several gig to other systems. And I would use KVM.
Also, make sure you can add a processor later, and get a dual socket
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