Windows Thread, Virtualising New Server in Technical; Decided quickest way to get new server up and running was to bring it home and set up tonight
5th February 2009, 11:12 PM #1
6th February 2009, 12:22 AM #2
Yep i got that message this is what you do to get it running
Click Start -> Control Panel
Open Administrative Tools
Open Local Security Settings
Click Software Restriction Policies
If no software restrictions are defined, right click the Software Restriction Policies node and select New Software Restriction Policy
Double click Enforcement
Select "All users except local administrators"
Reboot the machine
6th February 2009, 01:11 AM #3
Alternatives to VMware Server 2 include VMware ESXi and Microsoft Hyper-V server, both are free and as 'bare-metal' hypervisors should give you better performance.
I'm currently using ESXi at home but it does have limited hardware support so YMMV
6th February 2009, 01:17 AM #4
...And Hyper V requires (hardware) processor virtualization support does it not?
I have ESXi sat on a Dell C521 in my house believe it or not!
6th February 2009, 06:33 AM #5
I think what Somabc was referring to is how picky ESX(i) is with the hardware it will run on. As in you must have the right motherboard chipset, graphics card, network card(s), scsi card(s), etc. If your hardware is on VMWare's 'Harware Compatibility List' you may have un-resolvable driver problems which will effect or stop ESX.
Yes the only hardware requirement for Hyper-V (and Xen of you want to run Windows VM's) is a processor running either Intel-VT or AMD-V. Hyper-V (and Xen) will run on almost any box.
6th February 2009, 09:38 AM #6
6th February 2009, 09:44 AM #7
Hope you learned your lesson! Always keep .iso copies of your system discs so you can always burn a new as required. Also never use the original copy, always work from backups.
Originally Posted by SimpleSi
6th February 2009, 09:50 AM #8
@SimpleSi: I know you like to keep things simple so you may also want to consider XenServer Express from Citrix. You shove the CD in, answer a couple of questions and it's done.
6th February 2009, 11:43 AM #9
I think you've spent too much time with DB and succumbed to his rosy view of IT
. You shove the CD in, answer a couple of questions and it's done.
Nothing in IT behaves like youi've described
The last thing I thought that just worked (press switch for computer, press switch for camera) was Avervision Visulisers - until yesterday when one of them locked up and took 30 mins to get it to display a stable image again
6th February 2009, 11:46 AM #10
I beg to differ. I had a similar experience capturing all our existing server with Xen, it was the easiest morning's work I've ever had.
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