4
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3answers
81 views

Virtualisation suitable for packet-intensive application?

We have a custom and VERY bespoke application that runs on a Windows 2008R2 server. It's primary function is to connect to many tens of thousands of IP addresses as quickly as possible and interrogate ...
23
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11answers
2k views

When deploying a single server on new hardware, do you virtualize it or not?

There are a few questions that I've found on ServerFault that hint around this topic, and while it may be somewhat opinion-based, I think it can fall into that "good subjective" category based on the ...
1
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1answer
109 views

Converting Hyper-V VMs to VMware ESXi VMs (Not with Live Migration)

I am facing a small issue for converting my Hyper-V VMs to ESXi VMs. I have 1 physical server. On that physical server I have Windows Server 2008 installed with the Hyper-V role. My 1 Hyper-V host ...
2
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2answers
304 views

Hyper-V 'standalone' (on baremetal) with RHEL/CentOS 6.x guest VM

My exposure to virtualization has been limited to Virtualbox &VMware-player on Desktops, and to VMWare ESXi &KVM on Linux server, and exclusively with Linux guests (RHEL/CentOS). So please ...
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1answer
72 views

How to setup virtualization for our Servers / WorkStations? [closed]

I need to setup the virtual environment for our Servers and around 10 workstations. At present, we are connecting to the servers or workstations through Windows Remote Desktop Connection ( mstsc ) on ...
2
votes
1answer
53 views

Best way to convert an esxi 3.1 virtual machine to hyper-v 2012 r2?

I know system center can migrate from esxi 4.0 to hyper-v, but I have esxi 3.1 virtual machines to convert. Anyone faced the same problem?
0
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4answers
4k views

Converting a Hyper-V VM with a vhdx drive to a VMWARE format

We've been looking at converting virtual machines from Hyper-V 2012 which use .VHDX drives into a vmware-compatible format. So far, we haven't found any tools that can actually do this. Any ideas ?
0
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2answers
58 views

Manage virtual machines of different virtualization engines uniformly [closed]

I have several VMs hosted by VMware and several VMs hosted by HyperV. I'm wondering if there is any application/library/API that allows to treat these VMs in a uniform way not depending on ...
0
votes
1answer
146 views

is it possible to clone or export a VM from a hyper-v cloud?

I would like to know how I can get a clone of a machine that we have in our cloud? We are running hyper-v and are using microsoft virtual machine manager console as a client to manage our virtual ...
15
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4answers
1k views

What are the benefits of “enterprise-level” virtualization?

For a company with modest virtualization needs - VirtualBox is currently doing fine at hosting a few light servers - what would some of the benefits be of moving to a more robust platform? I'm ...
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votes
1answer
57 views

VMWare or Hyper-V Maximum Guest (30TB) Storage

Between MS Hyper-V 2012 and VMWare Esxi-5.1 (Free version), which one would give/allow me Maximum local storage? In other words I would like to create a Virtual Host which will host may be couple of ...
2
votes
3answers
420 views

VMWare vSphere ESXi vs Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2012 in a mixed environment [closed]

I'm considering some virtualization technologies in our University. And I really don't know which of them to use. VMWare seem to be the default choice, but with the free version of vSphere 5.1 (atual ...
0
votes
1answer
106 views

SBS 2003 to Server 2012 -architecture

I have an SBS 2003 box that is being "refreshed" (replaced). I need to replicate core functionality without the SBS package (due to MS dropping it). Key functionality is: Proxied Remote Desktop AD ...
2
votes
3answers
178 views

Moving system from ESXi to Hyper-V

I have a problem with moving a system from ESXi to Hyper-V. The system on ESXi has got 100GB allocated space on HDD. The system is made from an image file(size about 6GB). The machine hosting ...
0
votes
1answer
77 views

Installing ESXi/ Hyper-V using NIC supporting iBFT

We can install ESXi to a iSCSI target if we have NIC that supports iBFT. But what I am trying to see is if we can install ESXi by booting off an iSCSI target which is a mounted ISO? How about Hyper-V ...
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votes
2answers
1k views

Why won't a Hyper-V VM boot after being converted from VMWare ESXi?

I was using 5nine's converter to move over a VM from VMWare ESXi 4.x to Hyper-V. However, 5nine failed to create the new machine, although it did successfully move all the drives over...so I tried ...
2
votes
5answers
190 views

Virtualizing Linux + Windows Server

I have a need to virtualize two Linux + one Windows Server 2008 R2 VMs onto a single DL360. I understand my options to be: Run ESXi and create two Linux and one Windows virtual machine Install ...
0
votes
1answer
639 views

Advice: Configuring Old PowerEdge 2950 For Virtualization [closed]

I'm picking up the following old server from geeks for a satellite office: Two (2) Intel Xeon E5430 2.66 GHz quad-core processors 16 GB DDR2 PC2-5300 Fully Buffered (FB DIMM) SDRAM 12 MB L2 cache, ...
1
vote
3answers
590 views

VMWare performance for a build server - awful or wrong tests?

We are looking into virtualizing our C++ Build server(s). The main reason being that our current toolchain that we use in addition to the build itself in Visual Studio only runs properly on Windows ...
-2
votes
1answer
689 views

Install ESXi 4.1 on Windows Server 2008 Hyper-v [closed]

Can I install ESXi on WIndows Server 2008 with Hyper-V? It stucks as in the printscreen:
1
vote
1answer
84 views

Migrating from exported Hyper-V VM to ESXi

Is is possible to directly migrate an exported Hyper-V virtual machine to ESXi?
0
votes
1answer
967 views

How to move Ubuntu Server guest on ESXi to Hyper-V?

We desperately need a solution to move a server fro ESXI to Hyper-V. Server guest is Ubuntu intranet server. We have tried a few options but this is a critical server and SCVMM is just not ...
1
vote
2answers
1k views

ESXi vs Hyper-V performance with multiple VM's

We are building a server to run our web site, where we will have following apps running 1. ASP.NET Web Application 2. ASP.NET WCF middletier 3. SQL Server 2008 4. Lucene + Solr + Tomcat 5. MongoDB 6. ...
1
vote
2answers
763 views

Other than KVM, does any hypervisor support live migration between AMD and Intel servers?

I've always thought that live migration between AMD and Intel servers is not supported in any of the major hypervisors. However, today I come across the KVM FAQ which says that KVM supports that. In ...
2
votes
1answer
944 views

Comparison of Hyper-V, Hyper-V Server, VMware ESXi, Xen and Parallels Bare Metal (Community Wiki)

Can we use this question to collect information and the pros and cons of each of the above products? Specifically I am wondering whethere there is any sane reason to use Hyper-V (the role built into ...
1
vote
3answers
271 views

Hyper V or EXSi

We are new to the vm world, as we plan on moving 3 of our 5 servers (for now) to a VM solution. We have tested Hyper V and Esxi (free) and we like the Esxi. However, we cannot afford the costs ...
0
votes
3answers
612 views

VMware ESXi vs XenSource?

I want to install a bare-metal hypervisor in on of my boxes. I don't know which vendor to choose! It must be a free version. Both are easy to manage?
2
votes
3answers
148 views

Bad Practice To Mix and Match?

So we received a lot of great software from Microsoft's Bizspark program. This in turn started our use of Hyper-V. Overall I really enjoy the product. However it is not the greatest solution for Linux ...
5
votes
3answers
510 views

Quick and clean ways to clone virtual machines

I have 2 hypervisors running. One is an ESXi 4, the other one a Hyper-V 2008 R2. My question is: What is the cleanest and easiest way to clone a machine under each hypervisor without using any ...
1
vote
4answers
373 views

Which kind of virtualized networking is fastest? [closed]

I am planning to virtualize two servers where the bulk of network traffic will be between just these servers. Will I see a substantial benefit by configuring an internal network between the virtual ...
1
vote
4answers
5k views

Convert a (big) vm from ESXi 3.5 to Hyper-V Server 2008 R2

Ok Here is my problem I have 1 ESXi 3.5 server that has 3 vm's on it. I have decided to move over to Hyper-V Server R2 since I like what they are doing on the free side of things. (Free Clustering and ...