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1answer
135 views

XenServer HA (failover VM's) without shared storage

In the university from Uruguay where I work, we have 2 IBM BladeCenter S with 4 server blades each one. Each blade have XenServer 6.2 installed and working. Our idea is have each BladeCenter in ...
2
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4answers
280 views

new hyper V High Avaliability setup and SMB 3.0 storage

I am looking at building an new 2012 R2 with Hyper V setup, everything has to be HP hardware. 2x HyperV 2012 R2 servers running 20-30 VMs. These will be dual 6 core xeons with 128gb of ram. 2x 2012 ...
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2answers
115 views

Firewall high availability

Context: My company is on the verge of a major network improvement, we will expand our network to remote offices via radio bridges. The firewall will be handling: 3 mission critical networks 3 non ...
6
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1answer
806 views

Why doesn't VMWare DRS automatically migrate VMs when a host is put in maintenance mode?

We have 4 ESXi 5.0 hosts in a VMWare cluster on shared storage (NFS) with DRS and HA on. We want to perform a memory upgrade on one of the hosts. We put that host in maintenance mode but DRS did not ...
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1answer
102 views

(simple) linux HA with vmware vsphere?

I hope my upcoming question is specific enough, and you are able and willing to support :-) We have several openSUSE VMs in an ESX-Cluster (three ESX-Servers) with an attached iSCSI-SAN. All of ...
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52 views

How to create a redundent webserver using virtual machines

I would like to create a fail-over web server using one physical box and 2 virtual instances. What I am aiming for is the host OS monitors performance of a web server running in a virtual machine (ie ...
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1answer
73 views

Windows Server 2012 Virtualization for Limited Downtime? [closed]

We're planning on purchasing a new server and consolidating most of our websites onto it. The initial thought was to use Windows Server 2012 with 4 VMs on it (1 e-commerce web, 1 e-commerce database, ...
3
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3answers
841 views

What is the correct way to remediate an HA Cluster?

Background / Goal I have a VMWare HA cluster for production Machines with two hosts. It is currently set up so that it can account for the failure of up to one host. It does not use DRS. I need to ...
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2answers
103 views

Stratus Servers vs Virtualised Machines as a High Availability Solution [closed]

I've been asked to do this as a presentation, but to be honest, either I've totally missed the point or am I being asked to compare an actual company i.e. Stratus against the concept of virtualising ...
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5answers
677 views

Setup for high availability virtualized environment

For a project I have the task of planning a high availability setup for a web shop and CMS system. However, of course the project is on a tight budget. So a high end solution might not be in the ...
2
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2answers
219 views

High Availability with 3 servers: To virtualise or not?

We're changing hosts for our SAAS app (IIS+MSSQL) and have an opportunity to redesign the infrastructure. Either stick with what we have (which works well) or virtualise with vSphere. Current: 2x ...
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4answers
3k views

Ganeti vs Proxmox [closed]

I'm system administrator in small software house. I'm going to virtualise our servers. The main reason for doing this is providing highest possible uptime, but probably it will also increase resources ...
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vote
2answers
809 views

Xen Remus setup

Currently, I'm running the IT for a small organization, and we just purchased a new server to replace our aging Dell poweredge. As the Dell isn't so bad as to be junk, I was hoping to set up Xen on ...
6
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5answers
366 views

Fault tolerant server structure for the smallest of businesses

I'm trying to figure out what to do for a small business that has been plagued by ridiculous hardware problems. Right now, this business runs on five or six desktop machines; no server infrastructure ...
2
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1answer
73 views

Performance issue when configuring non-HA VM in cluster

A quote from the Technet Planning for Highly Available Virtual Machines Important It is recommended that you not deploy virtual machines that are not highly available on your host clusters. ...
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1answer
128 views

Demo a database mirroring on SQL Server, which choice is the best?

I'm going to demo a high-availability SQL Server database to my mentor. My current PC configurations are: Pentium E6300 2G of RAM Windows 7 Ultimate I planned to create 3 virtual machines by ...
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5answers
683 views

How to Achieve High Availability for SMB using virtualization?

For a small business (less than 50 person environment) with between 10 - 20 virtualizable servers and a very modest hardware/software budget. Servers would server your vanilla setup (LDAP/AD, DNS, ...
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4answers
606 views

SQL Server DR Strategies with virtualisation & multi sites

I'm looking for advice on the best HA/DR strategies for SQL Server. Currently I'm using Express edition with backups being copied over a the WAN to a remote site and being restored. The SQL Express ...