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    Same here, hyper v...and a running the clients as remote apps from my RDS farm

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    Wow,

    I'm one of the odd ones out. Our SIMS / Discover / FMS is all on one physical server.. I prefer it though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SBennett View Post
    Wow,

    I'm one of the odd ones out. Our SIMS / Discover / FMS is all on one physical server.. I prefer it though.
    Why do you prefer it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk View Post
    Why do you prefer it?
    We have a Hyper-V host here and we only run stuff on there that is not as important as something like SIMS. I know that if the SIMS server was to go down, I could easily get it backup up and running on our Hyper-V host but it would be harder the other way around.

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    I don't know if my current place virtualises it as I am split away from backend management of the network. My last place wasn't virtualised though and was actually all-in-one along with duty as a file server and at one point, AD controller and print server.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SBennett View Post
    We have a Hyper-V host here and we only run stuff on there that is not as important as something like SIMS. I know that if the SIMS server was to go down, I could easily get it backup up and running on our Hyper-V host but it would be harder the other way around.
    It would be simpler via a VM - just slap hyper-v on a %random machine, and load up the VM. Done. Restoring a VM is a couple of minutes work. Rather than having to craft an entire environment again, to restore your SIMS backup...

    Not to mention, if you design your VM infrastructure correctly (with at least 2 nodes, and redundant shared storage), if the VM host goes down with SIMS on it, the other takes over and loads it back up again. If you lose one of your storage servers, the other one is still working...

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    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk View Post
    It would be simpler via a VM - just slap hyper-v on a %random machine, and load up the VM. Done. Restoring a VM is a couple of minutes work. Rather than having to craft an entire environment again, to restore your SIMS backup...

    Not to mention, if you design your VM infrastructure correctly (with at least 2 nodes, and redundant shared storage), if the VM host goes down with SIMS on it, the other takes over and loads it back up again. If you lose one of your storage servers, the other one is still working...
    Well I only have one Hyper-V server. But I guess it changes with every school. Some schools prefer virtualization, others do not.

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    Hyper-V here, no problems at all.

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    Vmware here, recently upgraded from server 2003 to 2008

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    Quote Originally Posted by CAM View Post
    I don't know if my current place virtualises it as I am split away from backend management of the network. My last place wasn't virtualised though and was actually all-in-one along with duty as a file server and at one point, AD controller and print server.
    Ask them if you can have a bit more RAM due to a poor spring update, if they run to the hills crying, you'll know it's physical. If they ask how much, ask for another 4GB



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