• Sysprep and Virtual Machines

    Do you sysprep before P2V or after P2V? I want to create a standardized virtual machine to use as a base VM when installing different apps for different uses but not sure of when to use sysprep.

    SkeetsMB5 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:
  • Creating a virtual help desk: Application suggestions

    We are looking at creating a virtual help desk. We want it to be easy for the users to use as well as the administrators that will be servicing the tickets. Do you have any suggestions for applications we should look into for this?

    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:
  • EMC SAN Expansion in VMware

    Hello We have an EMC SAN Clariion connected to 5 VM Hosts. I recently put in five more 500 GB hard drives into the SAN. When I went to expand it into our VMware virtual disk the expansion took around 8 hours. The problem I am having now is that the SAN is now running extremely slow. I have VM's...

    Nealkal5 pointsBadges:
  • Is it possible for me to have different clock times in different VM’s

    We run a few applications that are dependent on clock time.  Is it possible for me to have different clock times in different VM's so that I can kick off the processes at the appropriate local time for the end users, or do these have to be on different host machines? This question is from the...

    ITKE344,900 pointsBadges:
  • Migrating BrightStore to a virtual machine

    We are running BrightStore for backup purposes and currently it is hosted on its own server. What is necessary to migrate it to a VM? The VM will need to have access to the SCSI controller card for it needs to access the LTO3 tape drive that is connected to it.

    NewnanIT1,110 pointsBadges:
  • Uninstalling Windows XP SP3 to troubleshoot

    Can I uninstall service pack 3 from my XP desktop? I think it has caused some communication errors with our VPN and want to uninstall it so I can see if that is what caused the issue. Can that be done?

    NewnanIT1,110 pointsBadges:
  • How to move LUNs to new Virtual Machine

    I'm using vSphere 4.0, ESX 4.0, and have a DELL CX 300 SAN with LUNs that are attached to a DELL blade server w/hba. I need to move the LUN's from the blade serve and attach them to a new VM. I know that I need to use RDM but not sure where to start or how to proceed. Do I have to move or copy data...

    PPM75 pointsBadges:
  • VMware V2V

    I'm want to upgrade the legacy hardware with VMware 2.x to New hardware with Vmware 3.5. What is the best practice.

    Sarpri5 pointsBadges:
  • How to setup private/public networks on VMWare

    Like to connect one NIC card to a public switch so everyone can access that server, and another NIC connects to a private switch (network) to access the private network. Right now after install ESXi 4, only the pubic link works. Anything I need to configure in VMWare to make it work? Thanks! -Steve

    Vmnewbie15 pointsBadges:
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 classic start menu

    how do I set up the classic start menu in windows 2008 server r2. We used to be able to go to properties of taskbar and select classic menu but not in window 2008 server. is there a way to recreate this?

    Jeffrey75625 pointsBadges:
  • Server virtualization

    I want to purchase a server to virtualize 10 other servers. What specs should I be looking for in the machine? What do I NEED to do virtualization? Do some chips support it and other don’t?

    Troubleshooter24755 pointsBadges:
  • Firewall and Google Maps

    Hi All I have an issue at work, I have a user that needs access to google maps and only google maps. Can anyone tell me what IP addresses maps.google.ie use because I have added 21 different IP addresses to the firewall rule and the user still cannot gain access Also I know how to configure a...

    shanekearney810 pointsBadges:
  • Regarding Nagios report generation

    I have been using nagios, I took over it from a team member who installed it, so in order to take it further, i want to try and send mails to the respective email ids whenever the service or host goes down... Where can I start from ?

    198719045 pointsBadges:
  • Microsoft Office Communicator 2007 on Windows 2008 server

    Hi I have installed Windows 2008 server enterprise edition SP2. Then i want install MOC 2007. But MOC 2007 ca only install on Windows 2003 server SP1 and higher versions. Is there eny hotfixes for Windows 2008 server? What may i do? Is eny latest version MOC ? (MOC 2010)

    Eliyevelxan1,235 pointsBadges:
  • Upgrading SQL Server 2000/2005 to 2008 with VMWare and EMC SANs

    Has anyone ever seen a White Paper on the best way to utilize features of both VMWare and EMC Symmetrix based SANs in a real-time or rapid batch based upgrade from SQL Server 2000/2005 to SQL Server 2008 with minimal downtime for application availability?

    SQL2K8Dude5 pointsBadges:
  • Vsphere Cluster

    I have 4 ESX hosts,configured with HA and DRS on VMware Vsphere.DRS is configured for fully automation. Each ESX host has 10VM's. When one of the ESX host fails(maybe any reason),  a) will the VM's get rebooted to any of the other 3 hosts(coz of HA) and then DRS will optimize the resources ?  b)...

    KALAKAAR45 pointsBadges:
  • Do servers in large enterprises go to sleep often

    This is kind of a strange question but is going to sleep a common thing that servers do in large server farms? Would it be less likely in a vitualized server?

    Jim4522820 pointsBadges:
  • Difference between VMWARE ESX 2.5 & VMWARE ESX 3.5

    Whats the difference between VMWARE ESX 2.5 & VMWARE ESX 3.5 ?

    Psrinath20085 pointsBadges:

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