From you own personal experience, what is the best hardware configuration for ESXi server home lab?
Requirements: 6-10VMs (RHEL/Debian as dynamis lab(8-16 routers),Couple of Win2003/2008 servers, CUCM 7, CS-ACS5.0, maybe MARS IPS and other product lines related to networks) all this used primarily on study/testing purposes.
Preferable rack-mounted server but not required,
It is better to build this machine from scratch(desktop-like) or purchase some pre-build product server?
Thanks in advice.
Edited by thead, 03 April 2010 - 09:28 PM.