Saturday, January 02, 2010

Hello VM Zoo

So I wax a little nostalgic below, but the reason for all of that is the new machine now in residence here at Bitboy Command Center. I have built a new server of servers, actually. I'm calling it the "VM Zoo." It's a Supermicro X8SIL-F motherboard, Xeon 3450 CPU, and 16GB of ECC DDR3 RAM running Windows Server 2008 R2 with Hyper-V. I'm currently running 3 VMs on it - an SBS 2008 server, a Win 2003/BES server, and an Ubuntu 9.10 server. This one machine I built for about $1300 has replaced 2 physical servers and allowed me to add a few more if I want, and taught me an awful lot about Hyper-V, P2V conversions, and virtualization. I recommend it highly - it's simplified my living room a lot already.

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