Looking for recommendations for an inexpensive iSCSI SAN solution for a VMware ESX 3.5 environment? Moderator Note: This is a user submitted question
Answer Question | July 7, 2009 7:56 PM
iSCSI SAN, SAN, VMware, VMware ESX, VMware ESX 3.5
We use VMware Consolidated Backup with EMC Networker and have no problems when backing up virtual machines. But when mixing in VCB backups with regular network backups – then the VCB backups don’t complete and we get a “Mount point already exists.” Can someone tell me what the minimum hardware specifications for a VCB proxy [...]
Answer Question | February 25, 2009 7:49 PM
EMC NetWorker 7.5, Mount point already exists, VCB, VCB proxy, VMware, VMware Consolidated Backup
I want to set the amount of RAM Hyper-V Server uses so that more can be distributed to the VMs. How can this be done? Thank you. Moderator Note: This is a user submitted question
Answer Question | March 1, 2009 7:48 PM
Hyper-V, Hyper-V Performance Management, Virtual Machines, Windows Server 2008
Dear readers, The following scenario is at hand: A client uses a Nokia 6300 to establish a connection to the Internet. Then he uses a Cisco VPN client (5.0) to establish a connection to the workplace and so far it all works fine. However on trying to establish a Terminal Server session with the Windows [...]
Answer Question | March 20, 2009 3:52 PM
Nokia 6300, Terminal Server, Terminal Server 2003, Terminal Services, VPN, Windows Server 2003
I’m new to AS/400 operations..what command do I use to setup a virtual printer queue? I have the outq name and IP address it needs to be.
Answer Question | February 24, 2009 8:59 PM
AS/400 printing, Virtual Printers
In a Hyper-V system — is it possible to change the computer name of a host machine? Will it affect the setup or the other machines?
Answer Question | October 5, 2010 7:34 PM
Hyper-V, Hyper-V Manager
I want to set up Hyper-V on a Windows 2008 server and set up remote-admin (where Hyper-V remains in a workgroup). Does anyone have instructions on how to do this?
Answer Question | March 1, 2009 7:32 PM
Hyper-V, Hyper-V Remote Management, Windows Server 2008
I have 3 XenDesktop DDC servers and want to load balance and prefer not to use MSFT NLB. Has anyone used anything else?
Answer Question | February 23, 2009 5:16 PM
DDC Servers, Load balancing, Server load balancing, XenDesktop
I have installed XenServer on a blade inside a Hitachi BladeSymphony 320. The issue i have is that it doesnt recognize the FC HBA Any suggestions
Answer Question | February 23, 2009 5:10 PM
Blade servers, Fibre channel, HBA, Hitachi BladeSymphony, XenServer
Has anyone had any experience with using USB-over-network in a Hyper-V Guest environment? What are the best products?
Answer Question | March 9, 2010 2:52 PM
Hyper-V, Hyper-V Guest, USB Over Network
I’m the Exchange administrator at our organization. We’ll be virtualizing Exchange soon, and I was wondering if anyone else works with another administrator for virtualizing Exchange. What are some techniques? Should I start ramping up on VMWare – which I don’t know much about? Should he start learning some Exchange? How do we delegate responsibilies, [...]
Answer Question | March 24, 2009 8:32 AM
Exchange administration, Exchange Virtualization, VMware, VMware administration
What are the advantages and disadvantages of using Citrix XEN-Server Software?
Answer Question | February 27, 2009 10:47 AM
Citrix XenServer, Virtualization platforms, Virtualization software, XenServer
we have several ibm bladecenters H with a few hundred hosts across the blades. i know that on stand alone servers, VMs on the same vswitch don’t have to send network traffic out to a physical switch to pass data back and forth, it goes through the vswitch to the other VM, but how does [...]
Answer Question | February 23, 2009 2:07 AM
IBM BladeCenter, IBM BladeCenter H, Virtual Machines, VMware ESX
One of the companies that I consult for has a CNC style machine that is run from a 1994 vintage PC. The computer is running fine, but I know the clock is ticking on this 15-year-old system. The OS and software are both proprietary (From what I can tell the OS is a modified version [...]
Answer Question | February 20, 2009 3:31 PM
CNC Controller, ISO files, Vintage equipment, Virtual Machines, Windows XP
Need to upgrade our SAN due to performance limitations of the HP MSA2000 using fibre channel to connect to our xen servers Any suggestions on products and your experiences Thanks
Answer Question | February 21, 2009 2:48 PM
Fibre channel, HP MSA2000, SAN, SAN Upgrades, Storage management, XenServer
I have a few Windows XP SP2 boxes that are used as controllers for tube benders. We have added the computers to our domain to facilitate using a shared directory for the machine’s various bending programs as well as adding a networked job tracking application. Both the tube bender application and the job tracking software [...]
Answer Question | February 21, 2009 1:57 PM
Touch Screen, Virtual keyboard, Windows XP
A user recently submitted this question via e-mail: I’m currently running a VMware ESX server, and I’m wondering if anyone could give me further insight on virtualizing a Windows 2003 print server. Have you done it from scratch or P2V?
Answer Question | February 20, 2009 3:16 PM
VMware ESX, Windows 2003 Print Server, Windows 2003 Print Server Virtualization, Windows Print Servers, Windows Server 2003
A user recently submitted this question via e-mail: I need to test some crypto utilities on a VM; does anyone know how I could emulate bad blocks? I know it’s possible to hook up a device via USB and connect it that way, but I’d like to see if there is a way I could [...]
Answer Question | February 19, 2009 3:07 PM
Crypto testing, Cryptography, Emulation programs, Virtual Machines, VM Bad Blocks
A user recently submitted this question via e-mail: What are some threats incurred by moving from host computer to VM and vice versa?
Answer Question | February 20, 2009 3:05 PM
Host computers, Virtual Machine Backups, Virtual Machine Migration, Virtual Machines
A user recently submitted this question via e-mail: I have seen private companies offer the capability to pull data and files from virtual disks after the VMs become inaccessible. Can I do this myself?
Answer Question | February 19, 2009 3:03 PM
Virtual Disk, Virtual Machine Backups, Virtual Machines, VM