• What were the key factors in your desktop virtualization strategy?

    What were some of the key factors in your desktop virtualization strategy? What were the issues most important to you when you decided to implement?

    JennyMack4,280 pointsBadges:
  • Best virtualization blogs?

    I'm looking for recommendations for virtualization blogs, including server, desktop, and network related ones. Any favorite reads out there? Thanks!

    Michael Morisy7,943 pointsBadges:
  • Does automated failover defeat the purpose of virtualization?

    My understanding of the purpose of virtualization is to reduce server sprawl. In theory if you get one physical server to do the work of two servers you increase the percent of utilization of the server while cutting down on the number of servers in the pool, thus reducing power consumption,...

    Jim4522820 pointsBadges:
  • Is it possible to find virtualization software that includes storage virtualization software?

    Are there such things as virtualization packages that include software for storage systems after implementation?

    ITKE54,755 pointsBadges:
  • Have you deployed Windows 7 desktop virtualization?

    Has anyone deployed Windows 7 desktop virtualization? How has it worked out for you? Were there any unexpecteds or things not advertised? I'm looking for use cases to determine if our move to Windows 7 should include desktop virtualization.

    TeachMeIT975 pointsBadges:
  • How do you calculate the cost savings from virtualization?

    How do you calculate the cost savings from virtualization? This question is from the Microsoft Virtualization Chat on ITKnowledgeExchange.com

    ITKE54,755 pointsBadges:
  • Storage virtualization pros: Books, blogs, & Twitter

    As you know, April is Storage Virtualization month around IT Knowledge Exchange. We're looking for users' top picks for sources of information on the subject, from storage virt blogs to books to Twitter personalities. Let us know where you get your storage virtualization info, and we'll give you 50...

    MelanieYarbrough6,345 pointsBadges:
  • Questions on Academic Course in Operating System Virtualization

    Hi. I will be teaching an academic course in Operating System Virtualization in the spring term of 2008, and I would appreciate any community input or feedback on my plans for the course. Listed below is my projected topical syllabus; the course is a lab course, meeting once a week with a 1 hour...

    Trygstad75 pointsBadges:
  • How do i create a shared disk on virtualization environment?

    How do i create a shared disk on virtualization environment? This question is from the Microsoft Virtualization Chat held on August 27th.

    ITKE54,755 pointsBadges:
  • Open IT Forum: How many vendors are you using for storage virtualization?

    Have you taken the plunge into storage virtualization? How many vendors have you ended up using, ditching, or mixing after the change? Share your list, tips, and stories, and we'll share 50 knowledge points that will help you in our latest contest!

    ITKE54,755 pointsBadges:
  • Virtualization for Dummies?

    I know (pardon the pun) virtually nothing about virtualization and VCB script, but have been tasked with learning enough to configure VCB scripting to backup current VMs. I have been researching, and find there is plenty of information, scripting examples, etc - but nothing very basic that gives me...

    AndreaF7,570 pointsBadges:
  • Linux Virtualization with VMWare or Virtual Box

    I have found, in multiple locations, that there is a way to force 3d acceleration into a virtual machine allowing Gnome3 (and even Unity in certain scenarios) to run. I have not been able to make this work at all. I selected the "3D Acceleration" box in both programs but neither will recognize the...

    LinuxCiscoman820 pointsBadges:
  • Virtualization Monitoring Tool

    Reaching out to my peers to see what tools are they using to monitor their virtual infrastructure and the pros and cons of those tools?

    Aguacer08,135 pointsBadges:
  • Reasons not to use VMware as virtualization platform?

    My company is deciding between VMware and Microsoft's Hyper-V. I'm curious as to the community's thoughts on the two as far as storage, security, scalability, cost, features, licensing, cost. Any information appreciated!

    TeachMeIT975 pointsBadges:
  • Is anyone using EMC’s Invista storage virtualization appliance?

    I've heard rumors that Invista is no longer being updated, but I was wondering if anyone's actually using it? Have any insight as to its pros/cons or alternatives if it's being phased out? Any info would be greatly appreciated!

    NewnanIT1,110 pointsBadges:
  • Pros and cons of running SQL Server 2005 through virtualization on VMWare

    I have been asked to provide pros and cons for running SQL Server 2005 on one hardware (VMWare) for multiple groups of DBAs. The proposed plan is to have SQL Server 2005 Standard Edition with system administrators managing the server and DBAs not allowed to logon directly to the server (only...

    SQL Server Ask the Experts2,585 pointsBadges:
  • Why are so many languages written for the Java VM?

    I'm flabbergasted by the number of languages that have been written for Java VM. Why are so many needed? What is it about Java that makes so many people write new languages for it as opposed to building a new VM for each new language?

    ITKE54,755 pointsBadges:
  • Problems printing from Citrix

    Hi everybody. I'm running Delphi 7 with Advantage as the backend. I'm having problems running our software on Citrix servers, most notably printing. This occurs in the system selecting the right printer and in the formatting of the report. We use Rbuilder version 10 to produce our reports and they...

    ITKE54,755 pointsBadges:
  • Looking for suggestions on VMware specifications

    Our company is just starting up and we haven't fully invested yet in HW resources to prepare our development and testing environment. One suggestion that came up was to buy a high-end server , install VMware ESX and deploy multiple virtual machines (For database, TFS, etc.). However, we're not sure...

    ITKE54,755 pointsBadges:
  • Deciding between XenServer vs. VMware Infrastructure

    One of my friend's companies is preparing a virtualization project is looking to use either XenServer 5 or VMware Infrastructure 3. He's still not sure of which product to use. He has a few questions about it:Are there any significant performance differences?Does either one have any major security...

    ITKE54,755 pointsBadges:

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