Virtual Server Recommendation Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Home › Forums › Virtualization › Virtual Server & Virtual PC › Virtual Server Recommendation This topic contains 3 replies, has 4 voices, and was last updated by sara 7 years, 10 months ago. Viewing 4 posts - 1 through 4 (of 4 total) Author Posts smartcardMember July 14, 2011 at 10:28 am #155479 I need to setup about four Virtual servers running Windows 2003 server. This is for some R&D and testing purpose. I have a physical server with 1 CUP, 10GB RAM and 500GB HDD I would like to know what is the best solutions and method to choose considering the following: – Host OS, If I am going to use Win2003 Std then my 10GB RAM will not the identified, so what is the best Linux distribution I can use as Host OS? – What is the good Virtual Server software for my purpose? wullieb1Moderator July 20, 2011 at 10:39 pm #243215 Re: Virtual Server Recommendation Why not use a 64 bit version of Windows?? Also for Virtualisation i’d look at the free ESXi hypervisor from VMware http://www.vmware.com/products/vsphere-hypervisor/overview.html tehcamelModerator July 21, 2011 at 6:52 am #357872 Re: Virtual Server Recommendation I agree – consider ESXi. Otherwise, maybe look at an x64 widnows platform, with vmware virtual server on top saraMember August 3, 2011 at 2:44 pm #375755 Re: Virtual Server Recommendation I agree with ESXi and x64 OS. Standard 2008 x64 limit is 32gb. You can also look for Virtual BOX: http://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Screenshots Also, I don’t know how much you know about VM server, but what is the CPU? you can set 1core to each vm if it’s a quad, or let all the VM use all the CPU. If it’s only for R&D and research, you don’t need backup right? So test it before but if you see it’s kidna slow, look for doing a raid 0 of HDD, or maybe SSD :) For ram, Depends of your OS what it is doing, set between 1gb to 2gb max for VM. allocate the Full space for the VM so it will increase performance. Author Posts Viewing 4 posts - 1 through 4 (of 4 total) You must be logged in to reply to this topic.