I would like a virtual server farm at home, ideally 6 virtual servers, all for my own personal development. What is the cheapest way for me to achieve this? I'd ideally like to use VMWare as I use it at work.
How many physical servers? What processors? How much RAM? Disk space? Which product? What disk array?
Above all it has to be usable, I've had virtual server running on my laptop on top of Windows and it was basically unworkable. I don't want to build something to find it's slow and unusable.
I do intend to put Windows servers on to the VMs.