[windows2000] Re: OT - Virtualization

  • From: "Daniel Ensor" <densor@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 21 Aug 2006 14:59:40 +0100

What happens though if a server fails? Haven't you put all your eggs in
a few baskets?


From: windows2000-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:windows2000-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Angus Macdonald
Sent: 21 August 2006 12:42
To: windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [windows2000] Re: OT - Virtualization

I've got a couple of beefy Quad-Xeon, 12GB RAM machines running about 30
servers in total.
The main benefits are I can provision low-use servers without wasting
hardware and I can provision them quickly, typically less than 10
minutes from deciding it's needed to having it available on the domain
for use. They are also easy to backup and move to another host in the
event of a hardware failure, although I've yet to have one.
Running VMWare GSX 3.

        -----Original Message-----
        From: Ron Leach [mailto:rleach@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]
        Sent: 18 August 2006 21:27
        To: windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
        Subject: [windows2000] OT - Virtualization

        Just curious...


        How many of you are now using either server virtualization or
storage virtualization (or both)?


        If you are using it, what benefits have you seen?


        If not, do you plan to use it anytime soon?


        Again, just curious.






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