We have two physical servers that we want to turn in to virtual hosts. I've been looking at the VMware vSphere 5 Essentials Kit for 3 hosts (Max 2 processors per host) and 192 GB vRAM entitlement + Subscription for 1 year for around $500. This I think seems best for what we want;
- Two physical servers
- Two VMs on each server (windows server 2008 r2 64)
- To be able to take a backup of the entire virtual server to boot elsewhere if the hardware dies for some reason - hopefully can automate the backups?
Is this the correct version of vmware to run? The choice is pretty overwhelming to say the least!