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    Server Virtualization or Not to Server Virtualization

    Whats all your views on Server Virtualization these days?

    Do you think its great?

    You havent been won over yet?

    Just being nosy.

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    We virtualised the core bursary servers last Summer, and also Exchange and SIMS.. this year, we will be doing the same to the Citrix farm.

    I think it's working out very well, and of course, I don't have to worry about server hardware being difficult to replace.

    We have load balanced servers running the VM's (VMWare) and a DR rack which has a mirror of the VM SAN and another VMWare server (for complete failover capability). If I was asked to do this using real iron, it would be a whole lot bigger I think...


    ps.. I'm also Ian T. And I live in Sutton - weird huh?
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    Virtualise, virtualise, virtualise! (I would say that I'm a VCP ).

    Actually, I'm looking at pioneering the 'Virtualised Network Manager', hopefully this'll mean I can work from home

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    Quote Originally Posted by Abaddon View Post
    We virtualised the core bursary servers last Summer, and also Exchange and SIMS.. this year, we will be doing the same to the Citrix farm.

    I think it's working out very well, and of course, I don't have to worry about server hardware being difficult to replace.

    We have load balanced servers running the VM's (VMWare) and a DR rack which has a mirror of the VM SAN and another VMWare server (for complete failover capability). If I was asked to do this using real iron, it would be a whole lot bigger I think...


    ps.. I'm also Ian T. And I live in Sutton - weird huh?
    What school do you work at?

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    Hampton School in Middlesex (not far from Hampton Court)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Abaddon View Post
    Hampton School in Middlesex (not far from Hampton Court)
    I used to work near hampton court lol

    You got MSN at all????

    you the Network Manager at that school?

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    Weirder and weirder..

    I am NM here, yes, and I do have MSN (profile updated for that now)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Abaddon View Post
    Weirder and weirder..

    I am NM here, yes, and I do have MSN (profile updated for that now)
    I've added ya chap!

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    Setting up 4 Bl480c in a c7000, MSA 2012i array, 5412zl, virtual center and vi3 now

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    Ive got a c3000 with 4 bl460c and 4 sb40c storage on my desk that i am setting up with xenserver as we speak.

    I cant figure out what netwrok cables to plug where though to get it to talk to the network properly

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    Quote Originally Posted by DSapseid View Post
    I cant figure out what netwrok cables to plug where though to get it to talk to the network properly
    when you get 'onboard admin' up and running on the c3000 it'll tell you* what network card ports on each blade go to what passthrough/switch ports on the back.

    * click on Device Bays, then port mapping and untick the network cards to show what NICs link to what ports.
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    I've just virtualized a whole lot of our servers, bestest thing ever

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