Best hardware configuration for running 5 virtual machines Tags: Hardware Configuration Servers Virtualization Systems Last response: February 24, 2014 3:21 PM in Systems Share komailrk January 14, 2014 8:44:27 PM Hey, I need some advice on the hardware specifications that will suffice my need to run 5 virtual machines each having 4GB of RAM at minimum. Budget is around 1000 to 1500. Need a case with enough space to fit in 5 hard drives or more. Any help will be appreciated. I looked online a lot and ended up being confused with multiple parameters, dual socket or single socket, i7 or Xeon, gaming PC or strict server configuration. Thanks in advance. More about : hardware configuration running virtual machines Reply to komailrk kentstgc February 24, 2014 3:21:29 PM Why do you think you need 5 drives? Space or performance? What is the user type for each virtual machine? Is this for a professional work environment or home lab? Reply to kentstgc m 0 l Ask the community Post an answer Related resources SolvedUsing hardware resources when running Windows XP mode virtual machine Forum SolvedHow many virtual machine I can run with this hardware ? Forum How many virtual machines can you run in i5 2500 processor Forum SolvedWhich of these build is best for Gaming, Rendering, and using Virtual Machines? Forum SolvedStorage requirements for running virtual machines Forum Solved1500$ build for running virtual machines Forum SolvedHelp:Want to make a Box on which i can run Virtual machines and servers Forum 10 Virtual Machines Hardware Host Forum $2000 New Build for running Virtual machines / HTPC /File Server Forum Is it possible to RAID 1 an entire server composed of about 5 virtual machines? Forum Laptop to run Virtual Machines 32 GB RAM with 250 GB SSD Forum i7 or i5 for Virtual Machines Forum Compatible hardware configuration for an intel core i5 -4th Gen PC Forum Best storage solution for virtual machines (amongst other things...) Forum SolvedWhat hardware configuration is suggested in running SQL server 2008? Forum Virtual Machine vs. Multiseat Configuration Forum SolvedPlease check if these are the best configuration with Intel 3.4 GHz LGA 1150 4670K i5 4th Generation Processor? Forum SolvedPlease check if these are the best configuration with Intel 3.4 GHz LGA 1150 4670K i5 4th Generation Processor? Forum SolvedRun Virtual Machine as default OS Forum SolvedBest Desktop configuration for Virtualization and Gaming around Rs 70000 Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !