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How can I automate and run post installation commands in Azure Virtual Machines?

I need to deploy Azure hosts and configure them according to a pre-defined script once they are loaded. Is there any example, guidance,or tutorial on how to modify an Azure VM once the instance is ...
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Minimum required configuration to host Exchange on cloud IaaS platform?

I'm trying to understand the minimum required number and roles of VM required to host Exchange 2010 on an IaaS cloud platform. NOTE: I'm talking about number of guests. Not number of physical boxes ...
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Automating windows desktop deployment

I’d like to prefix this question by mentioning that I’m a Linux administrator, so managing a network of Windows desktops isn’t really my forte; however I’ve been tasked with upgrading a network of ...
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xen 4 on (hetzner) dedicated server freezes

I have a lot of trouble trying to host xen 4 on my dedicated server. I first tried centos, it had only xen 3, but everything went amazingly smooth - I had win xp up & running in few minutes. ...
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Creating and deploying a Linux virtual appliance

I am interested in trying to package a software product consisting of a large linux software stack as a so-called "virtual appliance" to avoid a painful, painful installation procedure. My needs are ...
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Production and test environment systems on a single physical server

We have a mid range box with quad-core CPU and 8GB of RAM running several production systems on Red Hat Linux for a light traffic website. Those systems include an Oracle DB, LDAP, Documentum Content ...
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Criteria for VM deployment

What technical criteria do people use when ascertaining an applications suitability for virtualisation? I know things have moved on a bit since a few years ago so I would like peoples experiences and ...
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755 views

Are there good practices for distributing/deploying linux KVM images?

I have a web application which requires quite a lot of dependencies. I'm currently evaluating the use of kvm images to help our users installing this application on their servers. However we have ...
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Creating new VMs for software deployments

At work we're in the process of moving our production apps to a VM infrastructure, and so far so good. One of the ideas we're throwing around is related to our software deployment process. The idea ...
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Using VirtualBox/VMWare to deploy software to multi sites?

I'm currently evaluating the feasibility of using VirtualBox (or VMWare) to deploy the follow project to 10 sites Windows XP MSSQL 2005 Express Edition with Advanced Services JBoss to run 1 in-house ...
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How to convince management to deploy to Virtual Machines

How would you 'sell' using VMs for production application servers? What are the compelling benefits in using them in that situation? I have to maintain a number of applications that are critical but ...
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516 views

Are there performance issues with running a TFS app tier in a virtual machine?

We are considering a virtual machine for the app tier in a dual server TFS deployment as it will not be performing heavy IO. Does anyone have any good or bad experiences to share using this approach ...