I’m very happy to announce that my remote server has been upgraded by quite a lot. Originally the humble little Dell R210 box was perfect for what I wanted but as I started loading it over time with more VM’s it was starting to creak. An absolute bargain on eBay saw my way to a bigger brother in the family. A Dell R410 which has twin hex core CPU’s and 24GB of RAM. A decent upgrade from the dual core from previously.
Installation wasn’t straight forward and I did have to fully re-install ESXi to get it up and running again but thankfully I’m now back up and running at six times the performance level of before!