[ngw] GroupWise, VMWare ESXi, ZCM, etc...

Keith Larson klarson at K12GROUP.NET
Fri Apr 16 23:01:46 UTC 2010

That is perfect for the processor.  The RAM depends on how many VM's.  I would do a minimum of 16GB.  The G5 only had 8 slots, so make sure that you leave room for expansion later.  Maybe buy (2) 2x4gb kits.  32gb would be even better, but that can push the price up especially if you go with 8gb modules.
Keith Larson
Franklin Computer Services - K12 Group
(614) 561-4887
klarson at k12group.net

>>> "Kenneth Etter" <kle at msktd.com> 4/16/2010 4:14 PM >>>
What do you consider "more beefy"?  I was looking at the HP DL380 G6 with a Quad-Core Xeon E5520  (418367-B21)...I hadn't decided on RAM yet.  Any recommendations for ESXi?

>>> "Keith Larson" <klarson at K12GROUP.NET> 4/16/2010 3:52 PM >>>
I would think that you could buy a pair of servers and that would be sufficient to virtualize everything.  They might need to be more beefy servers than you would buy if you were just installing SLES on them.  Take the money from the third server and beef up the other two.
my 2 cents.

>>> "Kenneth Etter" <kle at msktd.com> 4/16/2010 3:11 PM >>>
We are a small business - 65 employees.  I currently have one NetWare 6.5 server running GW8(MTA, POA, and GWIA) and ZfD 7.  I'm getting ready to purchase some new server hardware.  My original thought was to get three new servers.  Move the GW8 stuff onto the first running SLES or OES.  Setup ZCM 10 on the second (I assume SLES).  And setup ESXi on a third to host some VMs so I could replace a few auxilliary PCs doing individual tasks in my server room.  Due to lack of hardware, I haven't had a chance to play with ESXi yet.  I'm also fairly new to Linux, although I do have GMS and Reload running on SLES.  Does this sound reasonable?  Or does anyone have a better suggestion?  Thanks!
Ken Etter
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