Greetings from Switzerland !
I work for a small business with 15 employees. We’re gonna need to setup at least 3 Windows 10 VMs in our office. One of them will serve as a licensing server for an accounting software we use and the other two VMs will be used as remote desktops for Mac users who need a W10 machine from time to time for said accounting software.
I figured the way to go would be to install Promox or XCP-NG on a server. But I’m not really familiar with the hardware I might need to have decent performance. There’s two options I am looking into:
- a used Dell PowerEdge R610 with 2x Intel Xeon E5506 and 16 Go DDR3 RAM for $200 but it’s used and kinda noisy
- or a new Dell PowerEdge T40 with 1x Intel Xeon E2224G and 8 Go DDR4 RAM for $400 (+ some $ for additionnal RAM)
How do you reckon they will perform ? Do you have other suggestions I should look into ?
The hardware has to be reliable since it will all be used in a production environnement. And, as you can see, I’m also aiming at keeping budget as low as possible.
Thanks for your advice.