The configuration of this Dell PowerEdge 11G T410 consists of :-
1 CPU - Intel(R) Quad Core E5520 Xeon(R) CPU, 2.26GHz, 8M Cache, 5.86 GT/s QPI, Turbo 16GB Memory (4x4GB), 1333MHz, Dual Ranked RDIMMs for 1 Processor 1 500GB 3.5-inch 7.2K RPM SATA II Hard Drive - Non Hotplug 1 Microsoft(R) Windows(R) Server 2008 x64 R2 Std Ed
I am intending to procure this server as a Test Server - for a .NET3.5 Web application - and it will basically have multiple VM's on it acting as Web / Application / Database tiers.
Dell - My company has an existing relationship / other servers + support from Dell.
Tower - Lack of Rack Infrastructure but there is space to put a tower server.
Ability to add another CPU
Increase the physical RAM memory further if needed to host more VM's.
I would like some opinions, regarding limitations - if any, about this Dell server / hardware configuration - from peoples's experiences.
Also, is there an equivalent model in the Rack configuration? My company is considering getting extra rack storage itself - based on future needs - and in that case, i may go in for the rack equivalent.