[windows2000] Re: OT - Virtualization

  • From: Angus Macdonald <Angus.Macdonald@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 22 Aug 2006 11:30:22 +0100

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.






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