win2016/2019 essentialls on Synology NAS

Hi, maybe u can give m addvice to the rs1619xs+ from Synology.
We need to replace the 7 year old and still bravely running servers in the company. We got 2 Xeon single socket machines and configured them to a small failover-cluster-system (i know, realy small 🙂 ). That tiny cluster hosts a win2003 Server, a firebird db and a small application Server for about 5-10 users.
I want to replace that tiny cluster with 2 of the rs1619 devices and upgrade the virtual win2003 with a win2016/2019 essentialls server, of course also VM.
When i told our main hardware supplyer about that plan, he allmost called me crazy and said it would absolutely Impossible that the 2 rs1619 could handle that load.
Whats do u think? Have u done something like that allready? Maybe in the best case even got a tutorial for Case like this or somewhere Close?

Your hardware supplier should checks specs again. You could run 4 windows servers on it and still feel room for extra things to run. You don’t even need to install a Windows server on a virtual machine. If all you need is a domain controller, then Synology has built in most of the windows server functions.

Synology rack might massively benefit from a 10GbE upgrade. Four LAN ports could give you a potential of 4Gb/s bandwidth when link aggregated or used for load balancing. But everyone already is upgrading their networks to 10GbE, because it has become quite affordable.

Here are some specs and other info I found related to this question:

rs1619xs+ specs

CPU Model Intel Xeon D-1527
CPU Architecture 64-bit
CPU Frequency Quad Core 2.2 (base) / 2.7 (turbo) GHz
Hardware Encryption Engine (AES-NI)
System Memory 8 GB DDR4 ECC UDIMM

System Requirements for win2016/2019 essentialls server

Processor performance depends not only on the clock frequency of the processor, but also on the number of processor cores and the size of the processor cache. The following are the processor requirements for this product:


1.4 GHz 64-bit processor
Compatible with x64 instruction set
Supports NX and DEP
Supports CMPXCHG16b, LAHF/SAHF, and PrefetchW
Supports Second Level Address Translation (EPT or NPT)
Coreinfo is a tool you can use to confirm which of these capabilities your CPU has.

The following are the estimated RAM requirements for this product:


512 MB (2 GB for Server with Desktop Experience installation option)
ECC (Error Correcting Code) type or similar technology


What are the system requirements for Firebird?

Operating systems:
Windows 98,Me,2000,2003,XP,NT,Vista or newer
Linux 2.4 or 2.6 with GCC 3.2 or higher
Mac OS X
Solaris 2.6, 2.7
FreeBSD 4.x
HP-UX 10.0

Minimum hardware spec.:
15MB hard disk space
486 CPU or better



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AD Certificate Services ✔ automatically installed/configured
AD Domain Services ✔ automatically installed/configured
AD Federation Services
AD Lightweight Directory Services
AD Rights Management Services
Application Server
DHCP Server
DNS Server ✔ automatically installed/configured
Fax Server
File Services ✔ automatically installed/configured
Network Policy & Access Services ✔ automatically installed/configured
Print & Document Services
Remote Access ✔ automatically installed/configured
Remote Desktop Services (6)
UDDI Services
Web Server (IIS) ✔ automatically installed/configured
Windows Deployment Services
Windows Server Update Services


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