Decisions, Decisions

After reviewing several different scenarios, I’ve decided on what I’m going to order. 2 physical servers, 1 Disk storage device, some coffee and lot’s of sugary snacks.

I’ve settled on the Dell PowerEdge R420 for my 2 rack servers. They will be utilizing 2 cpu’s and 64gb of ram each. The independent storage will be the MD3200i equiped with 6 300gb 10k drives. Anybody on the floor convulsing yet?

I didn’t spring for the VMWare because Hyper-V can do everything but cheaper. I like VMWare but I needed to save money to be able to purchase the hardware I truly wanted.

So, to sum up in a nutshell, I’m going to have two servers running hyper-v and each of those servers will be running a virtualized server OS. Server #1 will be the DC and Server #2 will be our exchange 2013. Each server will run their images on the Networked storage device and the hyper-v servers will run clustering for the direct failover in the event that a server goes down. Anyone want to try and talk me out of this purchase has until midnight yesterday.

Wish me luck and I’ll keep the updates coming.


SBS2008 to Server 2012 migration- Let’s place an order

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