Posted 07 September 2012 - 10:29 PM
I am playing around with building a mini-virtual datacenter. I have a server computer that is running a non-activated version of windows server with several virtual machines also not activated. Since they have started to tell me I need to buy windows server I am looking into what I should get.
Currently I have one machine as the host for the other virtual machines and several different purposed machines. One has SQL server, One has IIS, one has visualsvn, one has a domain server, and one is running ARR for tieing these together. Since this is purely for my own educational purposes I am not expecting to get any profit from this just knowledge (I am a very curious person).
Is there a cheap version of windows server that will allow me to do all of these things and not send me into bankruptcy?
CPU = Intel i7 950
Motherboard = Asus P6X58D
RAM = Corsair XMS3 DDR3 6X 2GB
Power Supply = Corsair AX1200W
Graphics Card = GTX 580 2-way SLI