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New server - virtualisation and layout

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http://serverfault.com – Current Situation: We've currently got a Win2k3 32bit OS running on 4GB ram. SQL + Exchange + AD + everything runs on this server and it takes FOREVER to boot, especially if the mail store didn't shut down correctly. Not so great when you need it up and running ASAP. We are about to order a new server with the following specs: DELL R610 with 32GB of RAM 5 * 600GB Disks RAID5 + 1 cold spare Windows 2008SBS + Premium Addons (Which includes Windows 2008 Standard and SQL Standard 2008) We would like to use virtualisation to separate the services but no so sure about how to go about best imple (HowTos)