The physical servers have lots of built-in redundancy and I wouldn't class any of thevirtual servers as enterprise-critical. In the event of a physical failure I can copy the important ones back from tape (each server is only a handful of files) to another server (I have a lower-spec server for development) and bring them back within a few minutes. -----Original Message----- From: Daniel Ensor [mailto:densor@xxxxxxxxx] Sent: 21 August 2006 15:00 To: windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [windows2000] Re: OT - Virtualization 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. TIA Ron Visit the new FDL web - site designed to serve you better- http://www.fdl.co.uk This message has been sent from Fuerst Day Lawson Ltd and confirms that the email has been scanned and to the best of our knowledge is free from virus infection. The unauthorised use, disclosure, forwarding or copying of this message and any attachments is strictly prohibited. If you have received this message in error, please email moderator@xxxxxxxxx This message and any attachments, which are confidential and may be privileged, are for the use of the addressee(s) only. The views and opinions expressed in this email message are the author's own and may not reflect the views and opinions of Fuerst Day Lawson Ltd.