• Virtual machine setup – SQL 2005

    I’m setting up a virtual machine -- SQL 2005 install -- and I want to make a separate drive for the logs and one for the data, but as this is a virtual environment using the same mirrored physical disk, is that advisable?

    BladeMarvel35 pointsBadges:
  • How does network traffic travel between VM’s on different blades in the same BladeCenter?

    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 data move...

    jonevans5 pointsBadges:
  • Copy Propietary CNC controller to Virtual machine

    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 of MSDOS) and the...

    Flame14,925 pointsBadges:
  • Threats of moving from host computer to VM

    A user recently submitted this question via e-mail: What are some threats incurred by moving from host computer to VM and vice versa?

    ITKE1,137,510 pointsBadges:
  • Pulling data off of an inaccessible VM

    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?

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  • Emulating bad blocks on a VM

    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 specify bad blocks right on...

    ITKE1,137,510 pointsBadges:
  • Hyper-V guest server move to from one host to another issue

    I know that in order to move a hyper-v guest server from one host to another you have to use the export command in order to move it. I am currently using Windows Backup to backup the hyper-v guest and have successfully restore the virtual on the same machine. But my problem is that I cannot restore...

    JimmyIT1,725 pointsBadges:
  • Windows Server 2008 creating test VM’s with Hyper-V

    I have setup Windows Server 2008 Enterprise 64x on my desktop and have the Hyper-V feature enabled. Is it possible to create test virtual machines on it like XenServer 5.0 / XenDesktop and VMWare ESX 3i ? User Submitted

    ITKE1,137,510 pointsBadges:
  • Hyper-V Manager console showing no virtual machines

    when I launched the Hyper-V manager yesterday, I got this message "'No virtual machines were found on this server' under the Virtual Machine panel. I checked and found that the VHD still exist. Any help with troubleshooting? user submitted

    ITKE1,137,510 pointsBadges:
  • Backing up entire virtual machines.

    I want to backup all my virtual machines, as a whole. Not just files on a virtual machine, I want to grab the whole virtual machine. Is there a way to automate this? I have about 10 virtual servers, each has between 2-5 virtual machines running. I am using Hyper-V

    ITKE1,137,510 pointsBadges:
  • Is SATA II disks adequate for running VMs

    I built a Hyper-V server, which has a 6 channel SATA II controller. I will use one disk to run he host OS (Windows 2008 Server Enterprise - Core) and will use the remaining 5 SATA II disks to run VMs on. In addition the system has the capacity to hold 32GB RAM, and has 2 Quad CPU sockets. My...

    BringITon5 pointsBadges:
  • Virtual vs. physical machines

    What are some of the differences between physical and virtual servers that I need to be aware of?

  • Virtual machine performance management in Hyper-V

    Microsoft Virtual Server provides two ways for managing the priorities of virtual machines: weight-based and constraint-based resource allocation. What's different in Hyper-V?

  • how do i access the physical hardisk from the virtual machin

    if i given some part to the virtual machin & then i want to access the physical partition from the virtual machin what will be the procidure for that.

    Networkom5 pointsBadges:
  • Duplicating VM’s

    I am testing various software packages against a standard OS configuration. I am running VMWARE server. Is there a way to duplicate a VM? I then can run my tests against the standard VM. Delete it and start a new batch against a virgin copy of the configured OS.

    IBM162030 pointsBadges:
  • Moving Virtual Machines off and on server – VMware ESX 3.5

    I have 3 virtual machines on 1 Dell Poweredge server that is running VMware ESX 3.5. I want to increase the storage space on this server so is it possible to move the VM's off this server while i make the changes and reinstall ESX and add the VM's back?

    ITKE1,137,510 pointsBadges:
  • Hyper-V performance of virtual machines on Windows Server 2008

    Is there a noticeable performance of virtual machines if Hyper-V is used on a Windows Server 2008 Core installation vs. Windows Server 2008 Full install?

    ITKE1,137,510 pointsBadges:
  • Saving power in a Xen environment

    I want to have two hosts that are running a Xen hypervisor, with each having three servers running inside as guests. I want to be able to migrate one or two of the guest servers from one host to another in case of a lack of power (an electricity change to a generator for instance), and then turn...

  • restore VM not enough space….

    made a .xva file from a W2k8 server with a 2TB storage connection and the VM itself is positioned on a 500Gb storage. After rebuilding the Xen environment the 2Tb is available but of course empty. Restoring 4 other W2k8 VM's went fine. But now on this one the system says: Importing VM.... the...

    Hdekker10 pointsBadges:
  • File/document sharing between virtual program and main PC

    Is there a way that i can share/use the same document/file (eg. word or excel document) from my main computer files in my virtual pc (I am running Windows XP in virtual computer)?

    Msentry5 pointsBadges:

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