• Chicken and Egg: Server and Virtualization

    Dear Colleagues, I am in a dilemma and looking for an answer to simple matter related to server deployment and virtualization. Let me elaborate. Our IT department maintains about 60 different servers that are running various applications and web sites. Obviosuly, it makes sense and we are planning...

    Sam075 pointsBadges:
  • Recommendations for storage virtualization appliances

    I'd appreciate any recommendations for storage virtualization appliances and strategies. Thanks!

    NewnanIT1,110 pointsBadges:
  • Backing up user data in image VDI environments

    What's the easiest way to identify and backup user data spread across user disk images? Any tips on VDI backup best practices would be greatly appreciated.

    NewnanIT1,110 pointsBadges:
  • Open IT Forum: What is the most important component of a virtualization strategy?

    Whether you're deploying a virtualization strategy or it's only a minor blip on your radar, what would you say is the most important component of a virtualization strategy? Share your thoughts and experiences, and we'll share 50 knowledge points!

    MelanieYarbrough6,345 pointsBadges:
  • Virtualizing four servers on one box

    We want to virtualize 4 servers on one box. Where should we begin? How do we tell what virtualization platform to run with?

    NewnanIT1,110 pointsBadges:
  • Open IT Forum: What’s your attitude toward storage virtualization?

    We're wondering what the general attitude toward storage virtualization is. Is your company considering it as a part of your virtualization project, or is it not even part of the discussion? Share your experiences, thoughts, or questions regarding storage virtualization, and we'll share 50...

    MelanieYarbrough6,345 pointsBadges:
  • Is object-based storage considered storage virtualization?

    Trying to figure out what our plan is for storage after implementing our virtualization strategy. Any suggestions - vendors, products, plans of action? I'm still cloudy on what exactly is considered storage virtualization and what our options are.

    TeachMeIT975 pointsBadges:
  • Open IT Forum: Storage virtualization expectations & realities

    A recent study from DataCore suggests that enterprise IT doesn't fully understand the fine print surrounding storage virtualization. From the added costs to the incompatibility of traditional storage methods with virtualized servers and desktops. Have you put off deploying virtualization or...

    MelanieYarbrough6,345 pointsBadges:
  • Options for storage virtualization

    I'd love any feedback on vendors or strategies for storage for my virtual machines. What should I consider when planning storage? What sort of budget can I expect?

    TeachMeIT975 pointsBadges:
  • Open IT Forum: What would sell desktop virtualization to you?

    Last year, Brian Madden talked about the ways to get traditional desktop administrators to start getting their feet wet in desktop virtualization, and we were wondering what it took for you to satisfy your curiosity about the technology. What customized ways have you adopted desktop virtualization?...

    MelanieYarbrough6,345 pointsBadges:
  • Open IT Forum: Pros & cons of VDI-in-a-box

    In the still maturing technology of desktop virtualization, VDI-in-a-box is heralded as a cost-effective solution for specific applications or users that can reap the benefits of virtualization. Are you currently deploying or considering deploying VDI-in-a-box? What are the pros & cons you've...

    MelanieYarbrough6,345 pointsBadges:
  • Open IT Forum: Who is deploying desktop virtualization?

    Are you deploying desktop virtualization in the enterprise? If not, why not? If so, what hardware and software are you using/do you recommend?

    MelanieYarbrough6,345 pointsBadges:
  • How does VDI handle IP addresses for each virtual desktop?

    I'm setting up a test environment in VMware View, with Windows Vista and Windows SP. We use DHCP but each IP in the DHCP scope is reserved. Does the virtual desktop point back to the parent VM? How does VDI handle the IP address for each virtual desktop? Am I going to have to go straight to...

    NewnanIT1,110 pointsBadges:
  • Consolidating 5 or 6 physical servers into one

    We have a small environment consisting of 5 physical PC servers running departmental applications. What's the best approach for server consolidation? Do you recommend server virtualization? SAN or NAS? Would VMware or Citrix Xen be best suited for this? What's Microsoft's approach?

    Troubleshooter24755 pointsBadges:
  • Best OS for a dedicated server serving virtual servers

    What is the best operating system for a dedicated server serving virtual servers? Does it matter? It will be running all types of OSes. It will host Linux, Windows and Mac OSes.

    Troubleshooter24755 pointsBadges:
  • Consolidating low power/memory servers into virtual machines

    We have several servers that use very little computing power/memory and we would like to consolidate them into one server with several virtual machines. What is the best way to asses what will need to be done and what equipment we will need to purchase?

    NewnanIT1,110 pointsBadges:
  • Localization with Microsoft Desktop Virtualization

    As a global company, our organization is interested in virtualizing desktops in our international offices – is there ability for localization with MSFT desktop virtualization?

    ITKE54,895 pointsBadges:
  • Moving to a 100 percent virtual environment — benefits and risks

    Can I virtualize all my servers, or should certain servers or specific applications not be virtualized? What are the benefits and risks?

    ITKE54,895 pointsBadges:
  • How up-to-speed is your organization on Virtualization?

    SearchCIO-MidMarket recently posted a virtualization quiz covering everything from licensing issues to server farm maintenence, but how up to speed do you think most organizations are in terms of server virtualization strategy? Have those that are going to embrace it already made the leap?

    Michael Morisy7,943 pointsBadges:
  • How integrated is blade technology into today’s virtualization solutions?

    How integrated is blade technology into today's virtualization solutions? This question is from the Microsoft Virtualization Chat on ITKnowledgeExchange.com

    ITKE54,895 pointsBadges:

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