I’m looking to put together a server to run ESXi v4.1. I’ve selected the following hardware components and would appreciate any advice/input good/bad: Case: Athena Power CA-SWH02BH7 Mobo: TYAN S8230GM4NR-DL PSU: Athena Power AP-P4ATXK110FEP CPU: AMD Opteron 6134 Magny-Cours 2.3GHz 64gig RAM: Kingston 8GB KVR1333D3E9SK2/8G x 8 2 500gig drives – RAID1: This partition will [...]
Answer Question | October 27, 2010 1:18 PM
ESXi, SQL Server, Virtual Machines, VMware ESXi, Web servers, Windows Server 2008
What CPU is best to choose i7, Xeon or others? -JS
Answer Question | October 29, 2010 10:03 AM
CPU, I7 Processor, Intel Xeon, Virtual machine, Virtual machine management, VM-100
We want to create a computer to computer vpn over the Internet between two Windows 2003 servers how can we achieve this where all communications between the two machines go through the vpn tunnel?
Answer Question | November 8, 2010 8:22 PM
Cloud Computing in 2010, cloud computing network infrastructure, Internet infrastructure, VPN, VPN configuration, VPN connectivity, VPN hardware, Windows Server 2003
I have a vSphere 4.0 environment and I have some LUNs from an EMC presented to the hosts in the vShpere environment. I have recently set up another environment with vShpere 4.1 and I would like to know if I can present the same LUNs to the new environment (vSphere 4.1) while they are still [...]
Answer Question | October 26, 2010 4:30 PM
ESX, ESXi, ESXi and Datastores, LUN, vSphere, vSphere 4.0
How to configure spice on RHVE
Answer Question | November 26, 2010 12:20 PM
Enterprise Virtualization, Red Hat Enterprise Server, RedHat, Redhat Linux, Virtualization
Hi, I have a new server running with below configration. I build it for VM but the performance is very low. Even while installing a software like VMware workstation it takes 1 min to open a web browser window. Configration :- MB :- S5520HCR Processor:- XEON E5620 X 2 RAM :- 24GB EEC registered HDD [...]
Answer Question | October 29, 2010 3:45 PM
Reboot, Virtual Machines, VM Performance, VMware, Windows Boot Disk, Windows Server
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Answer Question | October 25, 2010 2:44 PM
Exchange Server, Infrastructure, Oracle, SAP, SQL Server, Virtualization, Virtualization and hardware, Virtualization how-tos, VMware, vSphere, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 Administration
where does my software code live if we have our data center vrtualized?
Answer Question | October 25, 2010 2:24 PM
Data Center Virtualization, Enterprise Virtualization, Virtual machine software, Virtualization
We want to monitor our Windows 2008 server in our data center 40 minutes away. What is the best way to monitor its health remotely?
Answer Question | November 19, 2010 2:20 PM
Data Center in 2010, Data Center management, Remote monitoring, Server monitoring, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 Administration
Join us on October 26 from 11am-2pm EDT for Virtualizing Business-Critical Applications. In this LIVE chat with VMware experts, you’ll learn about application performance considerations, best practices and use cases for deploying Tier 1 applications on VMware. Click here for reminder email to access the expert chat. Speakers: Gaetan Castelein, Group Product Marketing Manager [...]
Answer Question | October 25, 2010 1:31 PM
Exchange Server, Infrastructure, Oracle, SAP, SQL Server, Virtualization, Virtualization and hardware, Virtualization how-tos, VMware, vSphere, Windows Server 2008, x86
I am trying to find out whether the V6R1 System i Navigator is certified to run on Citrix/Windows 2003 SP2 server. Without even going through a console (logon to the server console), running the cwbunnav.exe is a hit and miss kind of symptom for me. The sequence for a success launch is cwbunnav.exe following by [...]
Answer Question | October 21, 2010 7:55 PM
Citrix Presentation Server 4.5, iNavigator, iSeries V6R1, Windows 2003 Server
Is there some way to set Windows 7 Virtual PC to access the native hardware? For instance when I go to device manager within Virtual PC in XPMode, I see a Virtual PC driver for my video card. Can I set it to grab and use the video card’s driver directly?
Answer Question | October 21, 2010 6:33 PM
Device Manager, Virtual machine, Virtual PC, Windows 7, Windows XP Mode
We have a multi cluster VMware environment consisting of HP BL680’s, DL580’s and DL585’s that has been very stable for over a year and we have made no recent changes to storage, switches, hosts or HBAs. Recently we experienced two incidents where ESX hosts on different clusters have disconnected from vCenter and from their shared [...]
Answer Question | October 20, 2010 5:15 PM
HBA, SAN, SAN disconnect, SCSI Reservation, vCenter 4.0, vCenter disconnect, VMware ESX, VMware ESXI 4.0 Performance
Hi, Has anyone done it before? Convert a virtual server to a physical one. The OS is Windows server 2003 on HP blade system C3000. I will like someone that has done it to tell me how to go about it. Thanks WaleAde
Answer Question | October 19, 2010 10:31 PM
HP BladeSystem c3000, Physical Server, Virtual Server, Windows Server 2003
Is there any analysis for the probability systems will fail as the temperature rises in a data center. Example, I have a CRAC unit fail, but the other is still running and cooling. I do not have enough tonage to keep the temperature at 74 degrees, so the room temperature will rise about a degree [...]
Answer Question | November 19, 2010 6:50 PM
Data Center, Data Center administration, Data center cooling, Data Center in 2010, Server virtualization, Server Virtualization Implementation
What types of licenses will I need for 50 users to connect to a citrix server? Do I also need terminal server licenses?
Answer Question | October 15, 2010 5:31 PM
Citrix, Citrix Server, Citrix Server Licenses, Remote desktop, Terminal Server, Terminal Server Licensing
If you have a Datacenter 2008 license, are you allowed to install Microsoft Server Enterprise 2008 (or 2003) as the “primary server OS” on a physical box(server) instead of the Datacenter OS product?
Answer Question | October 14, 2010 1:52 PM
Server virtualization, Windows Licenses, Windows Server 2008 DataCenter, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server Licensing
Any one have experience with the above configuration? I am not a SAN guy, so looking for configuration suggestions for the Hyper-V settings, and Equallogic SAN configuration.
Answer Question | October 14, 2010 11:58 PM
EqualLogic, EqualLogic SAN, Hyper-V, SAN Configuration, Windows Server 2008
I’m heading to Interop next week in New York to rub elbows with all the big names in tech. From marrying the public and private cloud to assessing whether cloud security risk is overstated, I’ll be absorbing the latest analyses of trends and announcements in the cloud. What do you want to know? Leave the [...]
Answer Question | December 16, 2011 7:58 PM
Cloud Computing, cloud computing adoption, Cloud Computing in 2010, Cloud computing security, Interop, Open IT Forum, SaaS and cloud computing, SaaS implementation, SaaS in 2010
VMware vSphere runs business-critical applications, including Exchange, SQL, Oracle and SAP, with breakthrough performance and outstanding reliability. Many VMware customers are now virtualizing large Tier 1 applications to consolidate their x86 infrastructure and minimize infrastructure costs. On October 26 from 11am-2pm EST, this 2-part live chat with VMware experts, will teach you about application performance considerations, best practices and use [...]
Answer Question | October 13, 2010 4:35 PM
Exchange Server, Infrastructure, Oracle, SAP, SQL Server, Virtualization, Virtualization and hardware, Virtualization how-tos, VMware, vSphere, x86