we have several ibm bladecenters H with a few hundred hosts across the blades. i know that on stand alone servers, VMs on the same vswitch don’t have to send network traffic out to a physical switch to pass data back and forth, it goes through the vswitch to the other VM, but how does [...]
Answer Question | February 23, 2009 2:07 AM
IBM BladeCenter, IBM BladeCenter H, Virtual Machines, VMware ESX
One of the companies that I consult for has a CNC style machine that is run from a 1994 vintage PC. The computer is running fine, but I know the clock is ticking on this 15-year-old system. The OS and software are both proprietary (From what I can tell the OS is a modified version [...]
Answer Question | February 20, 2009 3:31 PM
CNC Controller, ISO files, Vintage equipment, Virtual Machines, Windows XP
A user recently submitted this question via e-mail: I need to test some crypto utilities on a VM; does anyone know how I could emulate bad blocks? I know it’s possible to hook up a device via USB and connect it that way, but I’d like to see if there is a way I could [...]
Answer Question | February 19, 2009 3:07 PM
Crypto testing, Cryptography, Emulation programs, Virtual Machines, VM Bad Blocks
A user recently submitted this question via e-mail: What are some threats incurred by moving from host computer to VM and vice versa?
Answer Question | February 20, 2009 3:05 PM
Host computers, Virtual Machine Backups, Virtual Machine Migration, Virtual Machines
A user recently submitted this question via e-mail: I have seen private companies offer the capability to pull data and files from virtual disks after the VMs become inaccessible. Can I do this myself?
Answer Question | February 19, 2009 3:03 PM
Virtual Disk, Virtual Machine Backups, Virtual Machines, VM
I know that in order to move a hyper-v guest server from one host to another you have to use the export command in order to move it. I am currently using Windows Backup to backup the hyper-v guest and have successfully restore the virtual on the same machine. But my problem is that I [...]
Answer Question | February 17, 2009 7:06 PM
Backup, Hyper-V, Hyper-V Migration, Virtual Machines, Windows Backup
when I launched the Hyper-V manager yesterday, I got this message “‘No virtual machines were found on this server’ under the Virtual Machine panel. I checked and found that the VHD still exist. Any help with troubleshooting? user submitted
Answer Question | February 13, 2009 3:55 PM
Hyper-V, Hyper-V Error Messages, Hyper-V Manager, VHD, Virtual Hard Disk, Virtual Machines
I want to backup all my virtual machines, as a whole. Not just files on a virtual machine, I want to grab the whole virtual machine. Is there a way to automate this? I have about 10 virtual servers, each has between 2-5 virtual machines running. I am using Hyper-V
Answer Question | February 10, 2009 3:57 PM
Backup, Hyper-V, Virtual Machines, Virtual Server Backup
I have setup Windows Server 2008 Enterprise 64x on my desktop and have the Hyper-V feature enabled. Is it possible to create test virtual machines on it like XenServer 5.0 / XenDesktop and VMWare ESX 3i ? User Submitted
Answer Question | February 16, 2009 3:43 PM
Hyper-V, Virtual Machines, VMware ESX 3i, Windows Server 2008, Windows Virtualization, XenDesktop, XenServer
I built a Hyper-V server, which has a 6 channel SATA II controller. I will use one disk to run he host OS (Windows 2008 Server Enterprise – Core) and will use the remaining 5 SATA II disks to run VMs on. In addition the system has the capacity to hold 32GB RAM, and has [...]
Answer Question | February 9, 2009 10:17 AM
Hyper-V, Hyper-V on Windows Server 2008, SAS disks, SATA 2, SATA 2 disks, SATA hard drives, Serial Attached SCSI, Virtual Machines, Windows Server 2008
After adding our VirtualCenter on ESX servers any click to it gets a timeout after a few minutes. Can’t select or browse for any VMs. We are using the newest version of esx an Virtual Center.
Answer Question | July 2, 2009 4:10 PM
Backup Exec, Backup Exec 12, Virtual Machines, VMware ESX, VMWare Virtual Center
I am testing various software packages against a standard OS configuration. I am running VMWARE server. Is there a way to duplicate a VM? I then can run my tests against the standard VM. Delete it and start a new batch against a virgin copy of the configured OS.
Answer Question | January 30, 2009 4:59 PM
Duplicate VM, Virtual Machines, VMware, VMware Server
I have 3 virtual machines on 1 Dell Poweredge server that is running VMware ESX 3.5. I want to increase the storage space on this server so is it possible to move the VM’s off this server while i make the changes and reinstall ESX and add the VM’s back?
Answer Question | January 27, 2009 3:32 PM
Dell PowerEdge, Moving Virtual Machines, Virtual Machines, Virtualization and hardware, VMware, VMware ESX 3.5
Can I install a virtual machine in Windows Server 2008 Ent x64 Edition which is a VM in VM Ware ESXi server?
Answer Question | April 29, 2011 7:32 PM
Virtual Machines, VMware ESXi, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 Enterprise x64 Edition
I have a question about licensing as I currently have auditors examining my data center. I am running one version of a particular software from IBM (software withheld for confidentiality reasons), and it is being debated that we qualify for 16 licenses because when the processors are displayed, 16 show up. On top of that, [...]
Answer Question | January 14, 2009 6:13 PM
CPU Utilization, Licensing, Licensing in Virtual Environments, Virtual Machines, Virtualization
Is there a noticeable performance of virtual machines if Hyper-V is used on a Windows Server 2008 Core installation vs. Windows Server 2008 Full install?
Answer Question | January 13, 2009 7:21 PM
Hyper-V, Hyper-V on Windows Server 2008, Virtual Machines, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 Core Installation
I want to have two hosts that are running a Xen hypervisor, with each having three servers running inside as guests. I want to be able to migrate one or two of the guest servers from one host to another in case of a lack of power (an electricity change to a generator for instance), [...]
Answer Question | January 8, 2009 7:35 PM
Virtual Machines, Virtualization, Xen
made a .xva file from a W2k8 server with a 2TB storage connection and the VM itself is positioned on a 500Gb storage. After rebuilding the Xen environment the 2Tb is available but of course empty. Restoring 4 other W2k8 VM’s went fine. But now on this one the system says: Importing VM…. the specified [...]
Answer Question | January 7, 2009 2:45 PM
Virtual Machines, Windows Server 2008, Xen
Is there a way that i can share/use the same document/file (eg. word or excel document) from my main computer files in my virtual pc (I am running Windows XP in virtual computer)?
Answer Question | January 5, 2009 12:44 AM
Document sharing, file sharing, Shared folders, Virtual Machines
Has anyone had experience with running sbs 2008 in a vmware server 2 virtual machine?
Answer Question | December 8, 2008 3:47 AM
SBS 2008, Small Business Server, Small Business Server 2008, Virtual Machines, Virtualization, VMware