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Hardware Thread, Domain Controller dead :( in Technical; Originally Posted by jamin100 Money is the main factor in all this, I put 3 proposals to the head and ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by jamin100 View Post
    Money is the main factor in all this,

    I put 3 proposals to the head and advised him that we needed to go down the visualization route..
    He chose the cheapest option though

    At least now we have a new head
    you also have a good argument to go with virtualisation rather than cheap servers now - you should be able to sit some vitual servers on your existing kit as long as it's of a high enough spec - add some shared storage and you'll get a lot more redundant system

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    Quote Originally Posted by DAckroyd View Post
    you also have a good argument to go with virtualisation rather than cheap servers now - you should be able to sit some vitual servers on your existing kit as long as it's of a high enough spec - add some shared storage and you'll get a lot more redundant system
    Yeh - not sure these "servers" would handle it. Would defiantly need more RAM

    Server 1 - xeon dual core 3.0ghz 2 GB RAM RAID 5
    server 2 - xeon dual core 3.0ghz 2GB RAD RAID 1

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    they may do the trick - quick search on misco has ECC DDR2 4GB for 80.

    might be worth getting as quote from someone to see what you could do with your exisiting kit and a couple of copies of 2008 enterprise server (enterprise gives you Hyper-V and 4 V-PC licences)

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    My HP drives (in a raid 5 with a redundant drive) have had 3 failures in 6 months, SCL Tech said that there has been a problem with seagate drives reporting to the system a false fail. This can be cured with a firmware update. It applies to enterprise sata drives.
    http://seagate.custkb.com/seagate/cr...p?DocId=207931

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    might be worth getting 2 new servers though

    question - If i did go the server 2008 route would i have to re-buy all my CAL's as these are for server 2003.

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    I don't think you would as they would only be used as the hosts

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    Yes you would.

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    Quote Originally Posted by plexer View Post
    Yes you would.

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    Rubbish. how much are they now?

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    other route would be ESXi but you'd still need extra server licences for the VM's to increasing the servers and buying server 2008 enterprise is the cheapest way to do that

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    And after checking my drives, if anyone can guess if they are affected they can have a cookie*.



    *It will only be a spare third party tracking cookie though.

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    How does esxi reduce the 2008 cal requirement?

    If you need pricing on them speak to Ramesys.

    Ben

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    if he has the vm's running 2003 then there is no requirement for 2008 cals

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    True.

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