I am almost done building out the VMs :)
for anyone that's interested my lab server now runs an Intel i7 3820 3.60Ghz, 64GB Ram, and 2 RAID 1 array's so I can separate the VMs load across multiple disks.
Once I get the VMs prepped, I will be deploying a "DR" site in the lab. The next posts will be Persistent Chat and the new Lync 2013 failover pool features and configuration.
Thanks for reading, and if you have suggestions on what you would like to see reach out and let me know.