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Hey all so I finally got around to installing ESXi on my G6 HP DL160 (2x L5520's 24GB RAM) and I just had some general questions about best managing my resources.


So Right now I have it sorted like this

VM 1 - Server 2008 R2 (DC, DNS, DHCP)

VM 2 - Server 2008 R2 - Exchange 2010

VM 3 - Windows 7 Pro


I plan on hosting a few different game servers (right now I just have Tekkit and CS:GO) and what I am wondering if it is best to just run both games for example on the one win7 VM or for each game to have their own VM. Would there be any difference in performance in giving 2 machines each 4 cores and 4GB of RAM vs one machine with 8 cores and 8GB of RAM. Eventually my goal is to host as many things to fully utilize the hardware (although I might be bumping up to 2x X5650's and 72GB RAM).


A couple of things to note

1. I know this is completely overkill for a regular user but I am doing this mostly to learn, and to have a little fun in the process.
2. I have legal licenses for all of the o/s in question
3. I like hardware biggrin.gif
4. My upload speed is 20mb/s (I know that plays a big role in hosting)
Edited by Blindsay - 3/14/14 at 9:37am
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(22 items)
 
  
CPUCPUMotherboardGraphics
Intel E5-2670 intel E5-2670 Asus Z9PE-D8 WS Visiontek R9 390 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
8x4GB DDR3 1333 ECC Registered Toshiba 5TB X300 Seagate 4TB HGST 4TB 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Sandisk 240GB Sandisk 480GB Samsung 830 128GB Toshiba 6TB X300 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOS
Toshiba 5TB X300 Toshiba 5TB X300 WH16NS40 Windows 10 Pro 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
Dell S1715H Dell u2311h blackwidow ultimate Kingwin Lazer platinum 1000w 
CaseMouse
Corsair 800D Deathadder Chroma 
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