Waiting for servers and SAN to arrive to do some performance testing.
At the moment though am looking more towards Xen as the free version is easy to use and easy to manage multiple hosts (looking top use 2 hosts to start off with and then move to 4), unfortunatly we can not afford the HA and motion features.
ESXi you can only manage one host at a time for free, which is not useful.
Hyper V I have not really looked at to be honest.
With Xen-server free you get the xenmotion free (works only with shared storage) but not the HA. The latter is part of the essentials pack.
I'm dying to tryout xen-server properly with a view of replacing our linux host/ VMware server 1.0 setup I built last year but I have hit a significant snag in a lack of VT extension enabled core2 duos for testing!
Until I can get something that will run windows guests it's prevented me from seriously looking at xen.
If you have HCL hardware, its not a problem to setup at all, but I cant compare it to Xen.
Last edited by Theblacksheep; 1st June 2009 at 04:25 PM.
Theblacksheep - I think I'm finally starting to get my head around VMware. What seemed like an overly complicated feature set now makes a lot more sense. If you're used to playing with Xen, you just accept that your single physical NIC will happily do everything and there's no real configuration of your hosts needed. Once you figure out all the settings in ESX then you start to appreciate all the enterprise-level features of having dedicated, redundant paths for all your connections on separate physical and virtual networks to keep your traffic flowing properly.
Bungay High School are having an open day for IT Managers/techs to come along and look at Xendesktop/server in action etc.....
Citrix will be there as will Getech (a company in Ipswich that specialise in Virtualisation)
If your in the Norfolk/Suffolk area you are more than welcome to come and have a look/play
Its on the Wednesday 17th June
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details
Last edited by artfulmatt; 3rd June 2009 at 11:22 AM. Reason: forgot something
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