The musings of an IT Consultant:

July, 2008


July 10, 2008  2:02 PM

Windows 2008 and Itanium Feature Support



Posted by: Raj Perumal
64 bit, Hyper-V, ia64, Integrity, Itanium, Windows Server 2008

I recently tried to implement Windows 2008 on an HP Integrity server and wanted to share a bit about my experiences. One of the things that Microsoft says is they support Windows 2008 on an Itanium box.

 I was able to install Windows 2008 in Full installation mode on the Itanium box....

July 5, 2008  7:30 PM

Power Planning



Posted by: Raj Perumal
blade servers, circuits, electricity, HP, HP BladeSystem c3000, Power and cooling, power calculator, power efficiency, power planning, server consolidation, UPS, virtual machines, Virtualization, VMWare, VMware ESX

One of the most overlooked items during a server implementation is power planning. I have seen many administrators get excited about ordering their new servers or other network equipment, plan the outage for the day of the install and then once they have all their equipment realize that they...


July 4, 2008  1:54 PM

VMWare Tools in Windows Server 2008 Core



Posted by: Raj Perumal
IT consultant, Microsoft Windows, virtual machines, Virtualization, VMWare, VMware ESX, VMWare tools, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 Core

Hi folks, if you have ever used VMWare before, then you will be familiar with the VMWare Tools. This is a set of tools you can install into a guest os in VMWare to allow better functionality with your virtual machine. However this is a graphical install and it isn't exactly clear how to run...


July 2, 2008  3:09 PM

Installing BES in a Virtual Environment



Posted by: Raj Perumal
BES, BlackBerry, Blackberry Enterprise Server, ESX Server, IT consultant, virtual machines, Virtualization, VMWare, VMware ESX

Hi folks, today I'd like to talk about BES installations. I find that BES is one of those server installations that lends itself well to virtualization. You see I like to run BES on it's own server so if you need to reboot it or perform any maintenance, it won't affect other services.

Of...


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