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Home Lab Server Hardware Spec?

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Hi all / Anyweb,

 

Hope you are all well.

 

I am about to order some new hardware, pretty much a beefy desktop pc, which i am hoping to do some labs with.

Would this be any good for running simply labs, say with up to 5 vms running with server 2008 as the host ?

 

 

is the following any good for such a task:

i7-3770k

16gb memory

main hd ssd 128gb sata

2nd hdd 2tb sata

 

Any info or help appreciated,

 

Thanks in advance.

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id bump up the main hdd to 240gb or more if possible, with configuration manager 2012 you'll fill that up in no time at all. trust me :)

 

and you'll want to have your CM12 labs on the SSD if possible as it's much faster than sata.

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I found RAM to be quite a show stopper, so it might be worth upgrading to 32 Gig if you want to run other machines as well (the rest of SC2012,Sharepoint,....). The real bottleneck though is disk i/o so make sure to keep host and guest systems thoroughly seperated and use fast disks!

Phoenix156

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I believe you should use SSD hard disk for faster performance, RAM 16 GB is fine, Processor intel i7-3770k is really good.

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I have a core I7 with 16gb of ram, a 240gb SSD drive as main drive (Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V Core) and I store the VMs on a cluster store shared via iSCSI Target (also a Windows Server 2012 R2 iSCSI Target). It functions fine not had any problems with it. Been up and running for a month.

 

Hope this helps!

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