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:
|CPU Model||Intel Xeon D-1527|
|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?
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
Minimum hardware spec.:
15MB hard disk space
486 CPU or better
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|AD Domain Services||✔ automatically installed/configured|
|AD Federation Services||✔|
|AD Lightweight Directory Services||✔|
|AD Rights Management Services||✔|
|DNS Server||✔ automatically installed/configured|
|File Services||✔ automatically installed/configured|
|Network Policy & Access Services||✔ automatically installed/configured|
|Print & Document Services||✔|
|Remote Access||✔ automatically installed/configured|
|Remote Desktop Services (6)||–|
|Web Server (IIS)||✔ automatically installed/configured|
|Windows Deployment Services||✔|
|Windows Server Update Services||–|
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