VM Server. Need Help Configuring.
I am trying to replace 3 servers in my office. They are bulky towers, noisy and drag out to much juice. IT will be running about 8-10 VM
2 Exchange Servers. 1 Notes Server, 1 Microfiche Server. 2 DC's, 1 Platespin Server (Usually not powered). 1 DB server for Dynamics RMS. 1 ZFS
This is going to be a kinda piece meal build so Its going to take me 2-3 months to complete.
The basic buy is going to be the following. Over the next couple months I will add more HD's and CPU and Ram.
LSI 9201-16i + Cables
I have 5 500gb Seagates now but I am not sure what drives would be good enough for zfs.
I am more worried about redudance rather the speeds sine I plan to use ram to the fullest pottential.
I need something affordable for now I can always upgrade them later.
I would like to at least have a pool dedicated to db storage.
Not sure which mobo to go with I am leaning with the Tyan
Supermicro MBD-H8DGI-F - (567)
TYAN S8230GM4NR - (469) or TYAN S8230GM4NR-DL ( Not sure about the difference) I like these cause they got quad lan ports. I have couple Dual Lan cards as well.
ASUS KGPE-D16 (429)
WINTEC 24GB (3 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) ECC Registered Server Memory Model 3SH13339R5-24GT
I have KW PSU, I will upgrade it to a reduntant at a later date.