• How to best consolidate 5 or 6 physical PC servers into one and save on total cost?

    For typically small (departmental) environments consisting of 5 physical PC servers (more or less) running departmental applications, what would be the best server consolidation approach ? Do we use server virtualization ? Do we use SAN or NAS ? Would VMWare or Citrix Xen be best suited for this?...

    ITKE364,310 pointsBadges:
  • Do you know costs and hardware requirements to virtualize development and testing phase?

    I need to configure the development environment in a VM, cloning it in 3-4 copies. I thought to use VMware server on a Windows XP host and to build 3-4 client (scalable dimension). Each machine needs 2 GB Ram and dual core CPU. I'll use this lab in my intranet. Is the VMware license free for this...

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  • Licensing problems when virtualizing servers?

    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,...

    Michael Morisy8,323 pointsBadges:
  • ESX 3.5i Console Access

    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.

    Deo2220 pointsBadges:
  • VMWare or Microsoft Virtual PC that support to deploy 64 bit OS

    I have a 64 bit hardware machine and I have installed 64 bit windows server 2003 R2. Now I want to install VMWARE or virtual PC on that machine to deploy exchange 2007. I have used many versions, but all are 32 bit virtualization support. I need to install 64 bit OS on that particular Virtual...

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  • VMWare or Xen?

    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...

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  • Does VMWare open any new security holes?

    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...

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  • Connecting to VMWare console from ESX

    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...

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  • Seperate VMware Infrastructure for Linux?

    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...

    Ejs5 pointsBadges:
  • Is it possible to connect both ports into the same VMware ESX server?

    Is it possible to connect both ports into the same VMware ESX server?

    Enhancetech25 pointsBadges:
  • VMWare ESXi Unable to delete datastore

    I have tried removing my VMDatastore1 in order to recreate it and increase the block size. I am getting the following message ' ERROR DURING THE CONFIGURATION OF HOST: DESTROYVMFSDATASTORE: CANT DELETE PARTITION 3 ON LUN vmhba2:0:0'. Is this some sort of registry from when it was first created? On...

    Marleycrown15 pointsBadges:
  • Which vCloud Express provider do you use?

    There are currently five vCloud Express providers on the market -- if you use vCloud Express, which platform did you choose and why?

    JennyMack4,280 pointsBadges:
  • VMWare Infrastructure Web Service error on VMWare Server 2.0

    I get the following error message "The VMware Infrastructure Web Service is not responding" when i try to access VMware infrastructure web server after installing VMware server 2.0 Any suggestions?

    ITKE364,310 pointsBadges:
  • VMWare Server 2.0 install error 2755 on Windows Server 2003 SP1

    When installing server 2.o i am getting the following error Error 2755. Server returned unexpected error 1625 attempting to install page Any suggestions?

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  • How many VMware updates/upgrades in 2009

    Does anyone know how many updates or upgrades did EMC issue for VMWare in 2009?   And did each require a reboot after installing? Jim4522 

    Jim4522820 pointsBadges:
  • Comparison: VMware ESX, Virtual Iron, Xen Enterprise

    Can anyone tell me comparisons/provide links to comparison articles on VMware ESX, Xen Enterprise and Virtual Iron? Not just performance but features? Thanks!

    ITKE364,310 pointsBadges:
  • I LOVE Vmware! Can you convince me to switch to MSFT?

    I LOVE Vmware!  Can you convince we to switch to MSFT? This question is from the Microsoft Virtualization Live Chat which took place on August 27th.

    ITKE364,310 pointsBadges:
  • How to run a comparison of VMware ESX configurations — PowerCLI

    I'm wondering if there's a way to run a comparison[em class="jive-hilite">[/em] of how things are configured on all ESX hosts in our cluster. We're running PowerCLI.

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  • VMware Pricing

    [em]Can you advice estimate:[/em] [em]I have a client asking for Estimate pricing for  upgrading [/em] 1. 4 Units of  VMware ESX 3.5 update 3 2. 1 unit of  VMware vCenter 2.5 update 3 Do you have any guide I will not hold anyone to it Please help thanks Osa 

    Osapeters15 pointsBadges:
  • Hyper-V vs. VMware workload information

    What information will we be able to see against a workload running in Hyper-V vs. that which would we be able to see for a workload running on vmware? This question was asked during the Microsoft System Center live chat on IT Knowledge Exchange in January 2010.

    ITKE364,310 pointsBadges:

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