Hello, long time lurker. Im in the process of building a server for running a 3 VDI, possibly a few more then 3. Im not in IT but I am comfortable building pcs and want to learn how to build a VDI server. My company doesn't have a IT guy, Im the closest to one and they are giving me the opportunity to play around with building one. I have a few questions in regards to hardware.
1. How small can I make this? For a number of reasons, to much to of a pain to explain for now, Im looking to create a very small box. Id like to know if a box fitting these parts would work, as well as support enough power to run 3 VDI, maybe a few more in the future.
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820239289 x2 for 16GB total
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820147193 x2 for Raid 1 backup option
Im pretty sure, the cpu I have picked out will work, I ran SecurAble on this same chip and it read yes to supporting Hardware Virtualization.
2. There is a limit to 16 GB of ram on this machine. Reading up a bit on hardware requirements for VDI I read that many virtual environments run between 1.5 to 2 GB of ram, also needing at least 1 GB to run the hypervisor/VDI application. My question is, are each individual VDIs limited to 2 GB use max? If I want to run 3 VDIs in this particular machine, can I give each one 4-5 GB of ram and leave the remaining for the rest of the machine to use?
Im sure Ill have more questions later, just want to know about this first before moving on to other stuff.