I recently inherited responsibility for a ML350 Gen 9 and I’m looking to upgrade the CPU’s and storage with the best deals I can find on the used market. My goal is to run 15 - 20 Win10 vm’s with light MS office and QuickBooks use. I’d like these to feel as snappy as possible, but realize that that’s sort of hopeless when running QB.
It’s currently equiped with:
2 x Xeon E5-2620 v3
128gb ddr4 2133mhz
P440ar controller module
- 3 x HP 1TB 2.5-inch SFF SATA 6Gb/s 7.2K RPM (MM1000GBKAL) - Raid 5
- 1 x Samsung 2TB 860 Pro SSD - Raid 0
Any recommendations on a set of compatible CPU’s that I could snag on the used market with good value to performance? Maybe a pair of E5-2690 v3’s?
Would I be better off running raid with as many SSD’s that I can afford or buying a couple of the 3.2TB NVMe V-NAND 2.5” U.2 SSDs in the group buy for raid 0? Something else? I’d like to avoid using the mechanical drives for the VM datastores to improve performance.
Any advice is appreciated!