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apps to run on a virtual server under vmware

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apps to run on a virtual server under vmware

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For each of the following applications state whether they are or are not appropriate to run on a virtual server under VMware and why?
a. Symantec Backup Exec with 4 SCSI tape drives
b. Exchange 2003
c. Microsoft SQL Server 2005
d. Active Directory Domain Controller
e. RIM Blackberry Enterprise Server
f. End User home directories and ?my documents? folders
g. Microsoft Dynamics GP
h. Microsoft Terminal Services Server
i. Microsoft IIS hosting a public web site
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    Churdoo

    a. Symantec Backup Exec with 4 SCSI tape drives
    As long as the SCSI controller and tape drives can be seen by the guest VM, you can virtualize this.

    b. Exchange 2003
    This can be virtualized

    c. Microsoft SQL Server 2005
    This can be virtualized

    d. Active Directory Domain Controller
    This can be virtualized

    e. RIM Blackberry Enterprise Server
    This can be virtualized

    f. End User home directories and ?my documents? folders
    The fileserver serving these can be virtualized

    g. Microsoft Dynamics GP
    Have not worked with this directly, but I see no reason why this can't be virtualized

    h. Microsoft Terminal Services Server
    This can be virtualized

    i. Microsoft IIS hosting a public web site
    This can be virtualized

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    Alfa11

    It also depends on the capability of the host machine. You must take account that when you virtualize a server is like you downgrade the machine's power. Somebody told me once that when you run a VM you must consider as if the virtual machine is 2 years old than the real machine. I really don't know if this is true because I have only experienced virtualization with my home computer, I have not put this technology in production yet. Maybe someone with more expriencie can give you a better opinion.
    regarding the suitability of the services you described I think the most appropriate application is the DC, as long as the server load is not very heavy.
    Everything depends on the work load the applications are having.

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    BBPellet

    Is this all running on one physical box or spread out across several physcial boxes. You will need to be sure you have enough disk and ram. Basic formula is this (Host OS RAM requirements plus guest OS requirements plus application ram requirements = AMOUNT OF RAM THAT NEEDS TO BE PHYSICALLY INSTALLED.

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    Churdoo

    a. Symantec Backup Exec with 4 SCSI tape drives
    As long as the SCSI controller and tape drives can be seen by the guest VM, you can virtualize this.

    b. Exchange 2003
    This can be virtualized

    c. Microsoft SQL Server 2005
    This can be virtualized

    d. Active Directory Domain Controller
    This can be virtualized

    e. RIM Blackberry Enterprise Server
    This can be virtualized

    f. End User home directories and ?my documents? folders
    The fileserver serving these can be virtualized

    g. Microsoft Dynamics GP
    Have not worked with this directly, but I see no reason why this can't be virtualized

    h. Microsoft Terminal Services Server
    This can be virtualized

    i. Microsoft IIS hosting a public web site
    This can be virtualized

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    Alfa11

    It also depends on the capability of the host machine. You must take account that when you virtualize a server is like you downgrade the machine's power. Somebody told me once that when you run a VM you must consider as if the virtual machine is 2 years old than the real machine. I really don't know if this is true because I have only experienced virtualization with my home computer, I have not put this technology in production yet. Maybe someone with more expriencie can give you a better opinion.
    regarding the suitability of the services you described I think the most appropriate application is the DC, as long as the server load is not very heavy.
    Everything depends on the work load the applications are having.

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    BBPellet

    Is this all running on one physical box or spread out across several physcial boxes. You will need to be sure you have enough disk and ram. Basic formula is this (Host OS RAM requirements plus guest OS requirements plus application ram requirements = AMOUNT OF RAM THAT NEEDS TO BE PHYSICALLY INSTALLED.