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Looking to run ESXi on a i3-2100. Would be running 3 VM's, WHS2011, Windows7 and pfSense.
What would be a rough estimate of the power consumption at idle for these three vm's?

For running pfSense in this setup, how many NIC's would I require? I assume 3?

Also, what drive format does whs2011 read? NTFS? Would it be able to read drives formatted for ubuntu?

Cheers
Edited by adamx - 1/29/12 at 2:01am
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Looking to run ESXi on a i3-2100. Would be running 3 VM's, WHS2011, Windows7 and pfSense.
What would be a rough estimate of the power consumption at idle for these three vm's?
It would be impossible for us to even estimate that.
We don't know anything about the hardware you're running (aside the CPU), hardware you're assigning to the VMs, nor any additional configuration you're opting for. In fact, even with all that data, it would just be a rough guess. The only accurate way to know is to metre the load on your server once it's built and running.
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For running pfSense in this setup, how many NIC's would I require? I assume 3?
You could get away with 1 NIC and bridge virtual adapters. It just depends on if you think any or all of the those VMs are expected to peak the throughput of the NIC? In all likelihood, a home server wouldn't like this would cope fine with one gigabit NIC for all 3 VMs as pfSense won't go above your WAN speeds, your NAS VM will be largely idle and unless you're expecting large volumes of network traffic on your Win7 VM (you've not specified it's intended purpose), I'd imagine that would be lower than your NAS (WHS2011).
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Also, what drive format does whs2011 read? NTFS? Would it be able to read drives formatted for ubuntu?
Cheers
WHS will be NTFS and it will not support Linux file systems (well, technically it can support ext2 via a 3rd party library and ext3 is backwards compatible -which would mean installing Ubuntu with ext3 rather than it's ext4 default- but I would air on the side of caution when using Windows' ext2 drivers)
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Thanks for the helpful post.

The specs of the server would be:

i3-2100
ASUS P8H61-M EVO
8GB Ram
2x 2TB + 1x 80gb hard drive

Main purpose of the windows7 would be for installing any applications that wouldn't run on whs2011.

Any rough guess on complete idle or the load of pfSense and whs2011? Could always have the win7 vm only enabled when needed as well.
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Thanks for the helpful post.
The specs of the server would be:
i3-2100
ASUS P8H61-M EVO
8GB Ram
2x 2TB + 1x 80gb hard drive
Main purpose of the windows7 would be for installing any applications that wouldn't run on whs2011.
Any rough guess on complete idle or the load of pfSense and whs2011? Could always have the win7 vm only enabled when needed as well.

Your PSU would be a bigger deciding factor, however even with this information, I wouldn't even like to guess (maybe someone else might have more experience with power consumption and could offer an estimate, but it's never been an issue for me so never measured the power intake for any of my hardware)
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Well this probably wont give you a concrete answer but if you look at my systems you'll see my home server. according to my UPS my server with all my additional equipment; Cable modem, E3000 (AP), Sprint 3G Airave, MY pfSense Box, and my 24 Port Gig Netgear switch. only pull ~260w from the wall. That is with a 80+ cert 720w PSU so a lot of waste there. going to swap it for my 430w soon. but that should give you a ball park.

Edit - I have just tested my pfSense, Cable Modem, E3000, and Sprint 3G Airave and those items draw 65w from the PSU. SO subtract that and you'll have a better ball park.

260-65=195w...


Again this is just a reference...
 
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(19 items)
 
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Core i7 Q720 Asus ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870 1GB DDR5 12 GB DDR3 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Seagate Momentus XT 500GB 7200RPM & Seagate 750... Windows 7 Ultimate x64 17.3" LED LCD Factory 
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Factory Factory Logitech G9X Mine 
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RAMHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
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Mac OS X 10.6.8 17" LED Factory Factory 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Factory Factory None Factory 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 Abit IP35 Pro PNY VCQ290NVS-PCIEX16-PB Quadro NVS 290 256MB 64-b G.Skill F2-8000CL5D-4GBPQ 
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