|Thanks for the reply wanderrer, but when I mention electricity, I mean when I run 3 servers, it will suck more power than just one.|
Is it recommended to make the 1 GB Server an Exchange Server and make the 3.24 a Domain Controller, while installing VMware Server and making the guest be an Exchange Server? Or maybe the opposite, Make the 1 GB the Domain Controller and get the 3.24 to be the Exchange Server while installing VMware Server and make the guest the Terminal Server?
I would use ESX but I am going to have trouble mounting the hard drives on the VM's and I don't know how the File Transfer speed using the VM's will be, so that is why I am too afraid to use ESX.
My 1 GB Machine doesn't have any places to put the hard drive while the 3.24 has hot swappable bays to put them in. The 3.24 also has 4 SATA Ports while the 1.00 has only 2. If I am going to make the 1.00 the Domain Controller, I just might think of making that the file server.
As for Routing and Remote Access, I might use the 1.00 GB, but then that is the Domain Controller. See, I am stuck here.
I think if I can use ESX, I will make a VM for Routing and Remote access by adding another 100 D Link Desktop Adapter and get the VM to see that, if I can do that.
I am using Windows Server 2003 and Exchange Server 2003 by the way.
Would this be a solution? Use ESX on the 3.24. I will make my 1.00 Domain Controller the file server and find a place to put my 500 GB hard drives for storage, that way I can just serve the files using my DC.
As for the 3.24, use ESX on that and run 3 Windows Server 2003 VM's, one for Exchange, one for TS and another small one for Routing and Remote Access, sharing the 2nd D Link NIC.
How does this sound? Will the machines be fast enough?