I have an HP ProLiant ML350 G6 that I want to use with Hyper-V Server 2012 to host up to 9 VM's.
The server has this specs:
- 1 x Intel Xeon E5606 2.13GHz LGA1366 (the motherboard supports 2 CPU's, but has only one at this moment)
- RAM: 12GB DDR3 Triple Channel (18 slots, 3 used, 15 available)
This are the VM's I'll need:
- 3 x Linux Servers (Debian), mostly for Document Management System (Apache, PostegreSQL, File Storage). One is for production and 2 for development;
- 1 x company web server - Windows Server. 2 SQL Server instances, IIS and Tomcat;
- 2 x Windows Server for development (IIS+SQL Server);
- 3 x test machines (Windows XP, 7 & 8). Just for software testing\debugging
So, in total I need 9 VM's. But:
- One of the Linux Servers will only be needed for a couple of month and will be shutdown then.
- The 3 test machines will only be running when needed.
I need to upgrade the server's RAM. That's a fact. And I'm thinking in adding more 24GB of DDR3, that makes a total of 36GB RAM.
My concern is the CPU. Here are the detailed specs from Intel: http://ark.intel.com/products/52583
It's a quad-core without HT (just 4 threads) at 2.13GHz. Can he take care of all the VM's? If not, what's the best upgrade option, upgrade to a better CPU or add a second Xeon E5606?
Thanks in advance :)