[THIN] Re: blades versus VMWARE

  • From: "Evan Mann" <emann@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 16 Apr 2004 11:33:34 -0400

So if you used Vmware, would you just buy less Blades and use VMWare on
those less # of blades, or use VMWare on the DL360's?

-----Original Message-----
From: thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of Luchette, Jon
Sent: Friday, April 16, 2004 11:30 AM
To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [THIN] Re: blades versus VMWARE

I guess I should explain more, if we were to go with Blades in this
decision, it would just be that we would use the Blades to REPLACE the
DL360's, and then we would use the DL360's for different applications,
so it's not like I would get 4-6 Blades on top of what I already have
for Citrix...


-----Original Message-----
From: Evan Mann [mailto:emann@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Friday, April 16, 2004 11:24 AM
To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [THIN] Re: blades versus VMWARE

Given the choice, I'd rather have more physical units then more virtual
units on less physical machines.  But this thinking would go along with
you actually needing more capacity over cheaper DR/test environments.
If you have good capacity and room to grow with your current setup, then
perhaps VMWare would be better because it will give you cheaper DR/test
environments.


-----Original Message-----
From: thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of Luchette, Jon
Sent: Friday, April 16, 2004 11:20 AM
To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [THIN] blades versus VMWARE

Just wanted to get a discussion going on a decision that I am trying to
tackle in terms of MF...  Right now our environment looks like this:
seven MF servers running MF XP FR3 on Windows 2k Server sp4, 2 NFuse
servers also with CSG installed on both running Win2k Advanced Server
sp4, and all servers are Compaq DL 360's (some G1, some G2)  with dual
1ghz processors and 2gb RAM, we have a SAN now (HP EVA 5000) but are not
currently housing any MF data on it.=3D20 =3D20 Ideally we would be able =
to
install MF on some new blade servers, house the data on the SAN, and
utilize VMWARE as well.  That is not going to happen here, we just don't
have the money for it.  However, we may have the money for either one OR
the other.  All things considered in terms of MF in particular, which
one would you rather have in your data center and why?  I know they do
different things, but when you match those things up against one
another, which one has more advantages?=3D20 =3D20 /jL =3D20

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