longtime interworx user making the plunge into virtualization.
Have spec’d out a Dell PowerEdge 2970 (2X 6-core AMD CPUs, 4X 146GB 15K SCSI in RAID10, and 32GB RAM) and am planning on running VMware hyper-visor with centOS 5.5 VMs.
The machine is complete overkill given that I only host about 20 sites (max bandwidth per month clocks in at @60gbs) and server load is always minimal, but I’m looking for a machine to grow into ;–)
Ideally I can break out the web services into separate VMs for MySQL, Apache/PHP, and DNS/Email. Question is, will Interworx play nice with these services all running on separate VMs? Furthermore, in this schema, should Interworx itself run in its own VM?
Anyone with experience in VM world, please chime in, would love to have my cake and eat it too (i.e. keep using Interworx AND implement above VM schema)
TIA, long live Interworx!