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    Question Have you virtualised SIMS?

    Have you virtualised SIMS?

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    We have SIMS running on our virtual server setup - Local LEA was against it (performance, might not work etc), Capita didnt see a problem. Capita won out.

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    Done at my previous school and this one. No downsides as far as I can see, only the upsides of being able to throw more power at it (or balance resources in it's favour over other vm's).

    The LEA's 'It might not work' shows there lack of virtualisation knowledge :-)

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    Ran it on MS Virtual Server in 2007. Worked fine. Co-hosted with a wsus server, a sophos server and a few other little things.

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    Runs like a dream - no problem whatsover.

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    Absolutely, being doing so for several years.

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    Hyper-V here, never misses a beat

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    Yup, virtualised here. Not quite as fast as I want it to be (but that might be me being over-ambitious, and me not having my setup ideal), but 'ideal' means 'near instant for everything'...

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    We're running on Hyper-V, but less than brilliant. Seems to be a very busy server, and even with quad core it just doesn't seem to have enough oomph.

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    We virtualised it in the summer and it's been no problem at all.

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    Yep did it years ago on VMware no issues at all. Making is virtual makes things so flexible.

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    Will be going virtual this summer while I get rid of w2k3....its currently one of 2 remaining non virtualised servers

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    Will be moving to a virtual 2012 server in the summer when it supports everything we use - SIMS, Discover, SLG.

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    Virtual here, but it's the only VM on the host. Did it this way so we could upgrade the server by doing a P2V. It's flexible and can move to another host easily now. Fast too on ESXi.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gongalong View Post
    Have you virtualised SIMS?
    Yes - both server and client-side. Client-side remote desktop means you can have teacher's SIMS accounts linked to their active directory account, so when they log in to a terminal services sessiosn / virtual desktop you have SIMS start up and log straight in. You can then set a screensaver timeout of, say, 3 minutes, so if they wander off and leave their SIMS sessions open they'll have to re-login to be able to use it, which is rather more secure than the default.

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