What is the best environment to run VMWare on?

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What is the best environment to run VMWare on? Anyone have any experience or guides? Thanks
ASKED: June 19, 2008  7:25 PM
UPDATED: June 26, 2008  8:07 PM

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Hi Jimmy, I don’t think there is any single best environment. It really depends on what you are using VMWare for, and what your budget is. However in my experiences I love running VMWare on HP C-Class blade systems (the c3000 chassis specifically).

I think the redundancy and power and thermal management of the blade system along with the features of VMWare are a match made in heaven. Also I would highly recommend running VMWare in a SAN based environment to take advantage of the vmotion and high availability features.

For example I have a client that didn’t want a blade system but still bought two rack mount HP DL-380 servers with dual Quad core processors and 16 GB’s of RAM each and 4 NICS in each server, and then attached them to an iscsi SAN (HP AIO in this particular case). It works great for them and they’re quite happy.

-Cheers, Raj

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  • JimmyIT
    Thanks Raj
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  • JennyMack
    You might want to check out Anil Desai's crash course in virtualization. He outlines which servers and applications are good candidates for virtualization.
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