I am looking to build a low-cost UNMS/UCRM server to for about 10 edgerouters and about 500 clients.
I was looking at the NUC I3 8th gen with 16 GB of RAM with a 500 GB SSD running Ubuntu. Is an I3 enough, or should I spring for the I5? From what I have been able to find, UNMS /UCRM is not very CPU intensive and most of the CPU work is done on the edgerouters. I need something in a small compact form factor for around $300 - $500 any suggestions?