I’m setting up a virtualized environment for a small office (< 20 computers) to run the domain controller, a few application servers, and a few webservers. Note: I’m not interested in a SAN (pyramid of doom and all that), so I’ll be using vSAN through ESXi.
I’ve been looking at new Dell R4XXs and they seem good, but the price tags quickly get out of scope once enough memory, hard drive space, etc. is added. I don’t need anything crazy and I’ll only be using vSphere Essentials Plus (max of 3 hosts and up to 2 sockets per host). I probably only need one socket per host and two hosts to carry the load.