• What are the new rules for number of servers/admin when servers are virtualized?

    In my company we keep a metric showing the number of servers per admin. It is a way to show improvements as we increase the number of servers supported. With virtualization we will consolidate the number of servers, hence our servers/headcount will look bad. My question: what are the new rules and...

    Pasko15 pointsBadges:
  • I reinstalled ESX and can not connect to my old VMS

    I had to reinstall my ESX server. After I reinstalled the ESX server I logged into it using VMware infrastructure client. I can see the data partion using "brows data store" but my ESX will not add the VMs

    JackOfAllITMasterOfNone5 pointsBadges:
  • VMware Maintenance Job Failure

    JOB RUN: 'VMWare - Past Day stats rollup' was run on 10/1/2008 at 5:00:00 AM DURATION: 0 hours, 0 minutes, 2 seconds STATUS: Failed MESSAGES: The job failed. The Job was invoked by Schedule 34 (30 min schedule). The last step to run was step 2 (Delete past day rolled up records).

    Rhiaanon5 pointsBadges:
  • SMTP Virtual Server Instance 1 keeps failing in cluadmin for Exchange 2003 cluster

    we have a 3 node exchange 2003 cluster setup as AAP. I changed the IP addresses of the to virtual nodes as we had moved to a different site. The problem is that the SMTP Virtual Server Instance 1 keeps failing in cluadmin. I have followed all the correct steps ion changing a virtual Ip but no luck

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  • Is virtualization causing you to rethink your storage infrastructure or consider adding/moving to a SAN?

    Is virtualization causing you to rethink your storage infrastructure or consider adding/moving to a SAN?

    DellStorage30 pointsBadges:
  • Reconnecting data store to reload of ESX

    My ESX server died due to hw failure. My data store resides on a seperate RAID5 set and I need to reconnect the datastore to my new ESX load. How can I do this without destroying the data in my disconnected /vmfs datastore?

    Jimdenver165 pointsBadges:
  • Virtual Centre connection failed

    my virtual centre will not let me log in. I get the message connect actively refused. does any one know why

    Joshua445 pointsBadges:
  • Connecting to remote desktop

    I need to connect to my home desktop from my office. Can I connect to my desktop using VNC if I am in my Company network. What All I need to do. will Firewall be an issue even going (connecting) out to my desktop. I think Firewall is only the issue if you are conning to company network. In other...

    Ak6010710 pointsBadges:
  • Fedora 9 in a window

    Is there anyway to cause my fedora 9 vmware appliance to display in a "full" window as opposed to a small one that is apparently the default?

    brentmossberger135 pointsBadges:
  • Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 and C#

    Hi,I am using Virtual server 2005. I created one virtual hard disk “ test1.vhd”and connected it to virtual machine”VM1”.I installed guest OS in “test1.vhd”.i created another vhd i.e “test2.vhd” and attached to virtual machine“VM1”.But the guestOS did not detect the test2.vhd...

    Neelu5 pointsBadges:
  • Consequences of Virtual Machines(VM) after the hardware failure

    What will be the consequences if hardware failure occurs when VMs are running on a server? what will be the VM status? whether we will loose the data or not? There may be a xen-motion , but when the server crashes , what will be the status of the VM's running on that server ?

    Good logics20 pointsBadges:
  • Looking for a virtual Machine program that will run Windows 3.11

    I have an ancient piece of software that will only run on DOS/Windows 3.X It is used to program the Allen-Bradley PLCs, and read the outputs of a machine used to pressure test pipe fittings (Machine is from the early 90's). I believe the problem with more current OS's is the fact the program needs...

    Flame14,925 pointsBadges:
  • Virtual PC console is not displayed

    I installed MS Virtual PC 2007 under Windows XP Professional (Russian edition) about a week ago and everything worked fine (I installed and used several virtual machines). But now when I run the program I don't see console window of VirtualPC where I start virtual machines. I just see a small icon...

    Sirikiana5 pointsBadges:
  • Application server SW and HD in SOHO

    I am looking for advice and guidance. What kind of hardware I will need? What kind of software technologies should I start looking in to? What software packages are most relevant to what I am looking for? (I am not an IT professional and not in IT related business! ) I am looking to learn HOW TO...

    Dadara0 pointsBadges:
  • Find VM users in 2 diff locations VM servers. VMWare

    Hello, As we have VM Servers in 2 diff locations and it’s a huge organisation, User from a single location establish vm sessions to either of these VM server locations. Now I need to find which user is connecting to which region server. Appreciate your reply at the earliest. Thanks, Hussain.

    VMway5 pointsBadges:
  • Community Update: New Member Contest Win a XBox 360 this month for your participation.

    After a long, stressful day in IT, video games can be a great way to unwind and relax. That’s right, you know where this is leading. It’s time for a cool new contest on IT Knowledge Exchange. The month of September ( Sept 1-Sept 30) is your chance to get your hot little hands on your very own...

    ITKE1,059,340 pointsBadges:
  • Two approaches to maintenancing servers

    When a server suffers a hardware failure there are two ways to respond. The traditional way is to have onsite maintenance which can be very expensive the other is to replace the failing server with a backup device. In a large server site backup seems the more economical approach but is often...

    Jim4522820 pointsBadges:
  • How to Virtualise a legacy Windows NT server

    We have an old Windows NT server that is running some legacy software. How can I virtualise this server to vmware? Are there some utils that will allow me to convert from the physical box to virtual machine. This is running windows NT sp4 thanks in advance for your help

    Fp5 pointsBadges:
  • Will virtualzation result in standardized servers

    I work with an IT organization that has approximately 12,000 servers from five different vendors and 115 different model types. I assume this large number of model numbers is because each was chosen to do a single task and therefore was customized for that task (I am new to servers and...

    Jim4522820 pointsBadges:
  • Your opinion needed on blade server setup for a small company

    Hi! I'm the Sys Admin for a small (50 employees) company. We're currently running off of a couple of Dell 2850s, a 6600 for SQL and a few other various machines for web server, intranet, etc. We recently partnered with a new company. They are pushing me to setup a blade server (mostly because they...

    Systems Channel ATE15 pointsBadges:

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