Hello, to prepare for a couple of the certifications, I need to build the hardware for the Hyper-V 2008R2 SP1 host to run 8-10 virtual machines (AD, Exchange, SP, Lync, etc). I have the following questions based on the configurations considered:
- Which CPU is sufficient and runs best with Hyper-V: - i7 Sandybridge or the dual Xeon with 6 cores each - Is RAID 10 required at all? Should I choose an extra SATA RAID controller or is the on-board chip enough?
Here are the configurations:
#1 - Intel i7 2600 Intel i7 2600, Sandybridge DDR3 1600MHz 1 x corsair16 GB RAM ASUS P8H67-M EVO 4 x Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB SATAII 7200rpm RAID10