Thanks to everyone who commented. It’s fantastic to see such great community support.
I started out trying to use the free version of vSphere Hypervisor and while I love the concept, the learning curve was ultimately going to be more than I was willing to take on. I did get the virtual LAMP stack running, but could not get it to be visible on the network.
I watched some youtube videos, (most assumed knowledge I did not have) and then signed up for vSphere training. I found it dumbed down to the level of a bright high school student (or corporate exec.) to the point that they would show a slide and read what was on the screen. (frustrating) About an 2 hours in I knew a whole lot about what it COULD do and nothing about HOW to do anything. I'm sure answers to all my questions were in there somewhere, but didn't have the time to do all that digging.
I’m Windows guy since Win 3.1, and Linux on VmWare for the last few years so for the heck of it I installed Windows 10, Virtual Box, and the Turnkey LAMP iso. I switched VBox Network from NAT to Bridged and everything just works. Windows 10 is not listed as compatible with the Dell Rack server I’m running but it seems to be chugging along just fine. BTW Windows Servers versions are just too expensive.
I’ll ultimately be able to run up to 1 core for LAMP, 6 virtual game machines 1 on each core, and then leave 1 cores for Windows.
Finally I plan to buy another of these machines and try vSphere again when I have more time available. Thanks for the links everyone provided, I checked each of them out and bookmarked them so I can revisit these when I get the another machine.