Looking to get a new Dell R710 with 32 Gigs, 2 Xeon E5520 2.26 with 4 450GB 15K drives in Raid 10 and trying to find out if ESXi will load on it ok or if need to drop back to a PE 2950?
will be putting a VM with Exchange 2007, 2 – VM’s with basic Win 2003R2 server, backup AD VM , and possibly VM with test SQL 2008 on it.
Anything (other than SAN) that you would look to get/add to this?
Think SAN is out because of pricing (looks to be $8 – $10K).
Any advice is greatly appreciated.