I currently have a good old Dell R610 Server running ESXi 6.7;
On which I have built a few Windows 2019 Servers, one of which is running Plex with Xteve and an IPTV feed.
The server itself has 2x X5690 @ 3.47GHz and 96GB of RAM but I feel there’s some bottleneck in transcoding as there is no dedicated GPU and shared CPU loads etc.
Any thoughts on how to get the most out of Plex setup with regards to transcoding / rendering.
Do I ditch the VM and go for a dedicated workstation type desktop or should I look into a GPU option, which I feel is very limited on ESXi.
Thanks in Advance.