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Dear colleagues ,

I need a good advice

The server will be used primarily as a test environment.

Hardware
* Processor : do i need one ?
* Mem : minumum 16GB ( 32GB would be nice)
* Raid controller - do not think i need ?
* Storage

 setup 1
      Bay 1 : mim . 64GB SSD for Server 2012r2 ( Software : VMware Workstation and Office 2013 )
      Bay 2 : mim : 120 for the VMs running 24/7 ( xp , win7, linux .. )
      Bay 3 : mim : 120 for HyperV and ESXi (installation inside VMware Workstation )
      Bay 4 : 1 or 2TB WD red for daily backup of the Gen8
      ODD : no idea

Setup 2
    ODD : mim . 64GB SSD for Server 2012r2 ( Software : VMware Workstation and Office 2013 )
      Bay 1 : mim : 120 for the VMs running 24/7 ( xp , win7, monitoring ... linux .. )
      Bay 2 : mim 240 for all my test VMs ( MS , DC , DHCP , system center , sql , Lync , SharePoint , Direct Access , exchange ... Networking : Vyatta , GNS3 , and more ... )
      Bay 3 : mim : 120 for HyperV and ESXi (installation inside VMware Workstation )
      Bay 4 : 1 or 2TB WD red for daily backup of the Gen8

Server will only be used as labs ( test environment ) .

What do you recommend me ?

Memory kingston or ..
SSD : Samsung or Crucial
HDD : Seagate or Western Digital
Processors : What type of Xeon

 

Thanks!

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LOL :D I loved this: "* Processor : do i need one ?" Nah, what the heck run that server without a CPU... should be no problem ;)

 

I get it; you want to know if you should change out the default CPU that comes with the MicroServer. It was just funny reading it the 1st time.

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