MIS Systems Thread, Virtualising SIMS server in Technical; I am currently in the process of moving the SIMS server at 2 of my schools from a physical to ...
27th January 2014, 12:34 PM #1
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Virtualising SIMS server
I am currently in the process of moving the SIMS server at 2 of my schools from a physical to a virtual server. However, they both have different scenarios. At my one school, the domain controller itself is a Server 2008 R2 virtual server running on Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V, so I've made a Server 2012 virtual machine to run SIMS on, so that's fine. In my other school, the domain controller isn't a virtual machine. I intend on creating a virtual machine using Hyper-V on the DC to make the SIMS server. Does anyone foresee any problems with this being a virtual server on a DC?
27th January 2014, 01:41 PM #2
What is the reason why your not just installing SIMS on the DC? Are you thinking long term turn the DC into a virtual server as well? Just it sounds like your making it virtual it for the sake of making it virtual at the cost of complexity and performance.
27th January 2014, 01:46 PM #3
What sort of hardware specs are we talking here, that also makes a difference.
Personally I wouldn't skimp or cut any corners when it comes to SIMS.
27th January 2014, 02:30 PM #4
Usual answer I guess - it won't be a problem as long as the DC has sufficient resources to give to the VM, whilst still having enough to perform it's own roles. Advantages are obvious in this scenario - if Capita hose SIMS, then it won't take out your DC as well. Disadvantage is the same as any other, as I have already said - the DC will need enough resources to be able to actually run both at once.
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