we have 1 server with 64gb ram
the server has 2 CPU's
we want to run between 4-6 Vm's
The free version of vmware limits the ram to 32gb
we have been looking at this
VMware Europe Online Store - Product Information
I see they state they limit the number of hosts , am i right to assume this means the number of servers ? and not the number of individual virtual machines running on each server .
Has any one else bought this ?
We did and it is good but also expensive. They do an Edu deal which is £2.4 K for 3 physical hosts and you have to buy a yrs support with it ( support is awesome BTW)
We chose VM ware after running free xen and free VM esxi for a year .
Baiscally it goves you high availability ( if you have more than one server) If you only have one server then maybe HyperV makes more sense?
If you don't need the HA then you could just use the free versions and manually move the VMs - what I was describing to the Head as medium availability (hours rather than days of downtime for major server failure)
if you want free then dont use vmware use KVM in Redhat / CentOS / Fedora... as many hosts as you want and on as many servers as you like.. KVM all the way here completely ditched VMWare now!
I'm in the process of ditching vmware for KVM, but I'm going with support from redhat.
Not because I lack the skills to set it up (I have a nice test setup) but because I don't mind paying for support, and it is a lot cheaper than the competition.
kvm is a joke compared to VMware's full feature set.
have they release a new version of RHEV? was an absoloute joke last time i looked at it,
there was all kinds of weird restrictions on it, and I though it was quite ironic it required a windows 2003 box to run its management server, and its management server was fecked it that box died for whatever reason, I think you even had to have that management server as physical
Last edited by oxide54; 18th June 2012 at 05:09 PM.
not really no and you can have more than one vcenter server linked where as RHEV you couldn't, but they may have changed with the version that came out this year, I reckon they made it run on windows so they didn't have to release source code.
VCP is easy apparently just expensive because you have to do 1500-2000 training course.
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