What Hardware specs should I focus on when buying a server which runs virtual machines using ProxMox or XenServer?

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    Quantity, stability, and performance of memory and storage.
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    Depends on what you'll be doing on those VMs
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    Depends on what kind of workload the VMs will be doing, but you can never have enough RAM. Storage is also important - if the VMs are going to be running high IOPS applications I would consider SSD or NVME backed storage.
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    @RememberMe @vektor Mainly services like Nextcloud, Emby (mediaserver), Git. Currently its all running on a small HP Micro Gen8. Maintaining that block of shit is not that easy. And I want to try new apps + development from time to time without having the risk of fucking up my whole system.
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