I'm planning to set up my own private virtualization server at home with the following hardware setup:
Motherboard: MSI X99S SLI PLUS, Socket-2011-3 CPU: Intel Core i7-5820K, Socket-LGA2011-3 Memory: Max 128 GB DDR4 RAM (starting with 32 or 64 GB RAM) PSU: Cooler Master G550M, 550W PSU Server box: Cooler Master CM Force 500 Midi Tower and some sort of water cooling system... :-)
I want to run the following OS-es:
- Linux Mint 17 - Windows 10 - Windows 7 - Windows 8.1 - Ubuntu 14.04 - and others... :-)
On my home office desktop I want to have only a monitor, keyboard and mouse connected to a Raspberry PI model 2 using it as a thin client
communicating to the server(s) using WiFi or HomePlug.
I think the best solution would be to use a bare-metal hypervisor, but the question is:
Which one should I choose ?
(It must be a free version - no licensing).
And how should I set up the storage system ?
SSD or plain old harddisks ?