Our small company needs server capable of running several virtualized machines using both linux and windows guest systems. The chosen host OS is Hyper-V Server 2012 R2 (to be upgraded to Hyper-V Server 2016 as soon after RTM is released). At least 4 drives in raid 10 are required, ideally expandable to 8 drives in the future. We have budget of about 5500€.
We've compared some options and currently we are thinking about following configuration from Lenovo:
Processor: Intel® Xeon® E5-2620 v3 (6C, 85W, 2.4GHz) Hard Drive Bays: 8 Hard Drive Type: 2.5" HS Hard Drive Included: none Memory Included: 8GB DDR4-2133MHz (1Rx4) RDIMM Memory Slots Total / Available: 16 / 15 Pre-Loaded OS: none RAID Supported: 0,1,10 Power: 750W Platinum Management: none Warranty: 1 Year
1x Intel® Xeon® E5-2620 v3 (6C, 85W, 2.4GHz) 1x 8 GB DDR4-2133MHz (1Rx4) RDIMM 1x ThinkServer RAID 500 Adapter (0,1,10) 1x ThinkServer RD350 x16 PCIe Riser 1 Kit 2x 1GbE ports plus dedicated management port 1x 750W Platinum Power Supply 1x Slide Rail Kit 1x Slim DVD-RW
1x 4XG0F28846 Lenovo ThinkServer RD350 Intel Xeon E5-2620 v3 (6C, 85W, 2.4GHz) Processor 3x 4X70F28589 Lenovo ThinkServer 8GB DDR4-2133MHz (1Rx4) RDIMM 4x 4XB0G88736 Lenovo ThinkServer Gen 5 2.5" 1.2TB 10K Enterprise SAS 12Gbps Hot Swap Hard Drive
What is your opinion on this configuration? And more importantly, is there anything missing? For instance - this configuration is running two processors - is the 750W power supply enough?