@ Work we are thinking about getting a Dell server with ESXi Hypervisor and we need to figuire out what config of storage / server we need.
What we are trying to achieve:
-We are going to be hosting several 2003 servers for storing members of staff's user areas, shared document areas, User profiles and possibly user application data.
-Run other VMs like pfsense / freesco router / Windows XP test machines for MSIs etc...
What we are unsure of:
-The best config for a server of this type given that its going to be serving files used by 1700 people ish
We initialy thought about a Dell PowerEdge 2900 iii with 5 300GB SAS 15k disks 4-8GB Ram.... but is this going to be capable of doing the job?
I know its a bit open ended but if there is anyone out there who has experience in this area any kind of advice would be greatly welcomed...
This solution will need to do the job (we are having speed issues at the moment and the money holders want things to be faster plus we want a VM solution) so this is why we are asking for any help or experience anyone can offer.