I want to construct a small private cloud with the following configuration: Servers: commodity 1Us as far as possible. Running almost exclusively Linux/Apache to serve web pages. A few Windows machines in a cluster running SQL server. Three Linux machines in a cluster running Vertica. Multiple developers in multiple locations globally running assorted dev products. [...]
Answer Question | May 19, 2010 2:15 PM
Infrastructure management, Infrastructure services, Private Cloud, Virtualization in 2010, VMware, Xen
We’ve started adding VMWare servers to our data center, and we need a backup solution that works. We’ll have a mix of ESX4.0 and ESX3.5 hosts along with vCenter 4.0. Host will have Windows 2003, Windows 2008, RedHat 4.x and 5.x. Some hosts will have MS SQL 2005 and Oracle DB. We have TSM deployed [...]
Answer Question | August 11, 2010 2:09 PM
ESX4, SQL 2005, TSM Backup, Veeam, Virtualization in 2010, VMware Server
I know there is a lot of buzz around cloud computing, but the weaknesses seem to get no press. My greatest concerns are encryption and key management. What are the other downsides you’ve discovered?
Answer Question | December 16, 2011 2:03 PM
Cloud Computing in 2010, Encryption, Encryption key management
How do you get to the login prompt on the physical console? I can press <f1> but it only appears to display console messages. It does not give me the login prompt.
Answer Question | May 19, 2010 7:20 PM
ESX 3.5, VMware, VMware Console Errors, VMware error messages, VMware ESX 3.5
I want to install: * VirtualBox 3.1.6 for windows hosts (I see that VirtualBox 3.2.0 Beta 1 was released on May 01) My questions: 1. Is VirtualBox 3.1.6 compatible with Ubuntu 10.4 or do I have to use 9.10?
Answer Question | May 14, 2010 6:29 PM
Linux Distributions, Ubuntu 10.04, Virtual Box
I’ve talked to several people who’ve run into licensing restrictions when virtualizing their environments, and was wondering if this is a common headache? I know Cisco’s changed some recent policies which have affected testing platforms, but was wondering if anyone else has run into problems, either with keys or just keeping in line with their [...]
Answer Question | May 19, 2010 4:18 PM
Cisco IOS, Cisco Licensing, Virtualization, Virtualization in 2010, VMware, VMWare License
Did anyone experience problems with SQL Server 2000 SP4 and consistency errors on o 2003 R2 x64 guest OS. CHECKDB shows databases corrupt, the next run they are clean, then they might become corrupt again. We are banging our heads against the wall to find a solution for this problem. We have this problem with [...]
Answer Question | May 19, 2010 5:46 PM
ESX 3.5, ESX Server 3.5 Update 4, Microsoft SQL Server 2000, SQL 2000, SQL Server 2000 SP4, Virtualization in 2010
I wonder if someone might point me at something that illustrates the additional problems of securing something like VMWare? Assuming that all servers are maintained with firewalls, AV etc, that they are properly administered by a minimum number of staff and that that same minimum number have control over the virtual infrastructure itself then where [...]
Answer Question | May 13, 2010 5:43 PM
Hyper-V, Virtualization in 2010, VMware, VMWare security, XenServer
I was trying to connect the vmware serial console from my esx host. Steps I followed: Made the changes into the virtual machine properties. serialport 1: use named pipe pipe name : /vmfs/volumes/Storage1/vm1/pipe1 near end : server far end : the virtual machine issue: the pip1 socket [...]
Answer Question | May 12, 2010 5:42 PM
ESX Host, Virtualization in 2010, VMware, VMware configuration
I installed tomcat 5.5 on d:Tomcat 5.5 which is a directly from tomcat.apache.com homepage not xampp Previously, i have defined something like on c:Program Filesxamppapacheconfextrahttpd-vhosts.conf on xampp- script is : # # Virtual Hosts # # If you want to maintain multiple domains/hostnames on your # machine you can setup VirtualHost containers for them. Most [...]
Answer Question | May 10, 2010 8:43 AM
Apache Tomcat, Tomcat, Virtual Hosting
After finally got XEN working, the part I’ve been struggling the most with is finding a way to get XM to report the IP address of the virtual machine it started up. The VM was in DHCP mode. I’m guessing I could find this out using dhcpd logs (by looking up the mac address), but [...]
Answer Question | May 7, 2010 4:38 PM
Citrix XenServer, DHCP Relay Agent, IP address management, Ubuntu, Ubuntu Servers, Virtualization in 2010, Xen
Hello, We are using ASP.Net Membership provider for user management module in our WPF based application. It seems to be working fine. But now we want to localize our WPF application, and dont know how to do that with respect to the data stored as part of MemberShip Provider. Is Localization supported by Memebership Provider [...]
Answer Question | May 7, 2010 11:41 AM
Application virtualization, ASP.NET, ASP.NET membership, Localized Application Virtualization, wpf, wpf application
I have a poweredge small business server with one virtual server on it. However I can not access my shared drives on the virtual server from the host server. But I can access those shared drives from any other place, but not the host server. Please help!!!
Answer Question | May 7, 2010 4:37 AM
Dell PowerEdge, Dell PowerEdge Performance, Shared drives, Virtual Server, Virtual Server Administration
We have a fairly large deployment of Windows guests (a few thousand) in our VMware environment and are starting to grow our Linux (Red Hat and Suse) population. Since our Linux servers are normally larger (4 processor Plus) and would leverage different code in shared memory would it make sense to deploy seperate farms for [...]
Answer Question | May 6, 2010 3:11 PM
Redhat Linux, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, VMware, VMware infrastructure, VMware on Linux, VMware vSphere, vSphere Installation
I know that we can set policies and thresholds for monitoring things like CPU utilization. Does this work in a scenario when the processor being used is under the control of Hyper-V (or another virtualization platform)?
Answer Question | May 5, 2010 8:07 PM
CPU Utilization, Hyper-V, Virtualization Monitoring Tools
All you have to do is correctly answer 5 multiple choice questions, each with a hint provided, and you could be the owner of a new Dell Precision T7500 Tower Workstation Desktop Computer with the Quad Core Intel Xeon Processor. Even if you don’t win, you still get 200 Knowledge Points for your efforts, and [...]
Answer Question | May 3, 2010 8:34 PM
Application virtualization, AS/400, Channel, CIO, CRM, Data storage, DataCenter, DataManagement, Dell, Development, enterprise networking, Exchange, Intel Open Port, ITKE Community, ITKE Contests, Linux, Lotus Domino, Mobile, SQL Server, VoIP, Windows Server
When I’m on an ESX 3.5 guest, is there a way to find out which ESX server it is running on? I don’t have access to the ESX host to do it the other way around via command line.
Answer Question | May 4, 2010 3:28 PM
ESX 3.5, ESX Server, Virtualization, Virtualization in 2010, VMware ESX 3.5
I’m looking for recommendations for virtualization blogs, including server, desktop, and network related ones. Any favorite reads out there? Thanks!
Answer Question | May 20, 2010 2:01 PM
IT Blogs, Virtualization, Virtualization in 2010
What is Cloud computing? I am using Windows XP [home ed] along with office 2007 on my computer. Kindly tell me what is cloud computing and how I can use it to my advantage.? Regards Sunder Thadani from Mumbai, India.
Answer Question | December 16, 2011 10:51 PM
Cloud Computing, Microsoft Cloud Computing
I use Hotspot Shield, a Windows VPN tunnel. If I run Ubuntu or the Chrome OS inside Virtual Box inside Windows, will their web apps go through Hotspot Shield in my Windows?
Answer Question | May 3, 2010 4:36 PM
HotSpot Shield, Virtual Box, VPN, Vpn services, VPN Tunnel