test server setup

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Hi

I have got my hands on a HP ML370 G4 server, and want to use it to start to learn more about the server side of things.

Would it be best to set it up as a 2003 server and connect up to a switch and add a client into the equation, basically I want to get to grips with setting up a network albeit on a very small scale, dhcp, dns, ad, maybe ris/wds in future.

Or would it be best to put vmware server on it and do it all virtually?

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To learn much of meaning you'll need two servers I'd say, so stick vmware on there...

One server means you can do DHCP, DNS, AD etc for a single client but that's quick stuff. With a second server you can start understanding AD a bit better and doing more complex stuff...
 
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cool is it just standard vmware server to use? Is it replication over 2 DC's your talking about or setting up separate sites with multiple domains that i'll be able to do with 2 servers?
 
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cool is it just standard vmware server to use? Is it replication over 2 DC's your talking about or setting up separate sites with multiple domains that i'll be able to do with 2 servers?

Whatever it'll take really, I'd install ESXi if it'll run but I don't know on a G4 class server. Seperate sites is a possiblity, sub domains, inter domain trusts and the like are all good stuff to know about...loads you can do with multiple servers...
 
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