VM Server #2 Upgrade

VM Server 1 is getting a bit overloaded so I’ve decided to upgrade a 2nd PC to act as a 2nd virtualisation host.  Upgrade components will be:

  • Gigabyte GA-P55-UD3R
  • 4 x 2GB OCZ DDR3 sticks
  • Intel i3 530 CPU

This should make it roughly the same specs as VM server 1 (ie. quad cores, 8GB of RAM).

Update: Turns out at least one stick of the RAM is completely defective (can’t even install the OS when it’s in) and the system occassionally blue screens with the other 3.  So now it’s down to just 3 gigs.  Also, the RAID array’s performance is being compromised by one of the drives lacking native command queuing.

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