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  • Calculate number of vCPUs that VMs need

    How can I calculate the number of vCPUs that VMs need?

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  • Using snapshots as backups in Amazon EBS

    We're currently working on an automated mechanism so our Amazon EBS volumes will be backed up on a daily basis. We know how to create snapshots but the backup but we're concerned about the size of some of them. If we have a ton of data, we'll have a significant increase in the invoice for each...

    ITKE366,325 pointsBadges:
  • Make Solidworks designer more effective with VDI and GPU virtualization

    What is the best way to make my solidworks designers more effective with VDI and GPU virtualization?

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  • What are the major differences between these VDI solutions?

    There are so many choices for VDI. In order to help narrow down, can anyone describe the major differences between these three technologies? VMware Rapid Desktop Appliance (like Nutanix) VSAN Ready Node EVO:RAIL

    Candal0215 pointsBadges:
  • How do I create a VM with Player without a .vmc file?

    I have some VHD files that I have downloaded from Microsoft that I have to run with Player. How do I create a VM with Player without a .VMC file?

    GandalfMCSD5 pointsBadges:
  • Which are better, blades or virtual servers?

    The cost of blades seems higher and the highly proprietary nature of blades seems to make it much less attractive. So is it better to virtualize blades or rack mounted servers? How do they compare in terms of power, HVAC, floorspace, racks and software costs?

  • What’s the best way to backup a server?

    Hello all, I hope that I can get some guidance on this issue. What is the best way to backup a server, at regular intervals, I have a utility called Sanpshot that I use for backups, but unfortunately I have not been able to successfully get it to run on a schedule, I am still trying, because the...

    CGarcia26C1,025 pointsBadges:
  • Microsoft Datacenter Server – OS Installation and Licensing

    If you have a Datacenter 2008 license, are you allowed to install Microsoft Server Enterprise 2008 (or 2003) as the "primary server OS" on a physical box(server) instead of the Datacenter OS product?

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  • Open IT Forum: Pros & cons of VDI-in-a-box

    In the still maturing technology of desktop virtualization, VDI-in-a-box is heralded as a cost-effective solution for specific applications or users that can reap the benefits of virtualization. Are you currently deploying or considering deploying VDI-in-a-box? What are the pros & cons you've...

    MelanieYarbrough6,345 pointsBadges:
  • Virtualizing four servers on one box

    We want to virtualize 4 servers on one box. Where should we begin? How do we tell what virtualization platform to run with?

    NewnanIT1,110 pointsBadges:
  • Moving to a 100 percent virtual environment — benefits and risks

    Can I virtualize all my servers, or should certain servers or specific applications not be virtualized? What are the benefits and risks?

    ITKE366,325 pointsBadges:
  • How many physical and virtual servers do you have?

    Download your complimentary copy of the special report, “Managing storage for virtual environments: A complete guide,” to get tips and tools for virtual server storage management. To get your copy, complete this brief survey from TechTarget.

    Ben Rubenstein9,775 pointsBadges:
  • Remote monitoring services on Windows Server 2003

    Can I remotely monitor and restart services running on a Windows server 2003?

    NewnanIT1,110 pointsBadges:
  • Looking for Backup solution for VMware environment

    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...

    ITKE366,325 pointsBadges:
  • Cost of Citrix server licenses?

    Hi Guys, I am interested in implementing a VDI solution and was wondering about the costs of licenses for servers and PCs, whether both are applicable or one or the other. A ball park figure would be nice if you had access to that, cost of licenses for servers and/or desktops? Thanks very much!

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  • Virtual Apps vs. Virtual Desktops

    I work for small school district with about 600 PCs on our network. We have a 1GB backbone and 12 servers (7 of them VMs). I recently put in a large terminal server to utilize thin clients, but found restricts with software I could run on the server OS (Win 2008R2). In some research, I came across...

    Juttej35 pointsBadges:
  • P2V Windows XP SP3 SQL Server 2005 Express

    Hi all, can I do P2V with Windows XP SP3 and SQL Server 2005 Express? Is that is possible and how? I mean what kind of software if its doing cold or hot?

    Fulgen5 pointsBadges:
  • Ensure Consistent and Acceptable VDI Performance

    How are you ensuring consistent and acceptable performance for your VDI environments, especially during peak load periods? This question is sponsored by Dell

    VikramAtDell25 pointsBadges:
  • Can I virtualize all my servers or do you think some servers or applications should not be virtualized?

    Can I virtualize all my servers or do you think some servers or applications should not be virtualized?

    ITKE366,325 pointsBadges:
  • VM Backup & Recovery: What’s the difference between vRanger PRO and Veeam?

    Can someone please tell me the major differences between vRanger PRO and Veeam? I know the differences between physical and virtual backups; however, the differences between the vRanger PRO and Veeam are proving to be too much for me. I am looking for very secure backup for my data. I do NOT want a...

    chelle28915 pointsBadges:

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