I would appreciate any comments on the below components suggestion.
- System will be used for Virtualization only.
- I will use VirtualBox as Virtual server SW.
- Im currently planning to use Ubuntu as OS.
I will use this machine at work where it will host at least 5 Solaris guests that shall be able to run at the same time. At least two of the guests will have Oracle installed. There will not be much load on the systems. It will be used for development, basic testing, installation test and similar tasks.
I would like to be able to assign 4-6GB for each guest. I would also like to have the possibility to expand with more memory later on to allow more guests to run in parallell.
Operating System HDD in RAID1
- 2 x 250GB
5000 JPY = 55 USD * 2 = 110 USD
Virtual Server HDD in RAID10
- 4 x 500GB
5000 JPY = 55 USD * 2 = 220 USD
Total: 2380 USD
Purchase a preconfigured system from e.g. HP, Fujitsu or so. HP Proliant Fujitsu Primergy
The main reason for me to build my own system would be if it can be done at a considerable lower cost. I have been looking for prices online for the two above systems and cant really find what they would cost at the end with the configuration that I want to have.