[ubuntu-za] Virtual Machine Server

SecretCode secretcode343 at gmail.com
Wed Oct 21 17:18:09 BST 2009

Lee Sharp wrote:
> 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 
> motherboard.
> 			Lee
I second the recommendation for 64 bit server OS and more RAM. But 
depending on how many virtual systems they're going to run, 8GB might be 
more than enough. As long as they can upgrade later.

I would use VirtualBox but only because I have no experience of kvm :-)

- Joe
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