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557 views

How to redirect a Hyper-V COM port named pipe to a file?

I would like to redirect the serial port output on RedHat 5.7 to some recordable or reviewable medium. The normal way to do this on a physical machine is to add the console parameters to the kernel ...
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4answers
172 views

Risk when deploying virtualized production servers without in-house virtualization expertise?

I've been asked to evaluate moving three production servers to a virtualization platform. The servers currently run Windows Server 2003 with a mix of applications that, given a catastrophic failure, ...
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4answers
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Why is it possible to deploy a hypervisor within a hypervisor?

Why is that a hypervisor, which alledgedly needs to be on physical hardware, can be deployed within a VM? For example, XenServer (the actual hypervisor) can be deployed in an ESX VM? Why is this ...
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Can I utilize the full performance of a hypervisor's physical CPU cores when running a high CPU usage appliciation inside a VM?

I currently have an IIS application pool running on a physical server with 2 x quad core processors that has an average of 50% utilization across all cores. I need to make this application highly ...
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3answers
628 views

Deploying a hypervisor on a Mac Pro

I am researching into the Mac Pro as my next PC (purpose is software dev with virtual test labs etc). I am thinking of running ESX on such a box. Is it possible to scrap the OS and deploy just the ...
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2answers
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Running KVM/XEN/Hyper-V VMs from a RAM disk, is this possible? Practical?

Currently I'm using ESX (v3 and v4) to test a scripted OS (Windows 2003) and application install DVD. The DVD ISO (8GB) is mounted on a 1Gbps NFS datastore and the VMDK's (20GB) are on an SSD mounted ...
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1answer
326 views

ESXi 4.0 migration from Microsoft Hyper-V

I am looking at small office upgrade and wanted to get some advice from the VM community. I currently have the following which is proving to be very unreliable due to several reasons. Single server ...
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1answer
291 views

vmxnet NIC not usable

I have a Dell Edge 860 Xeon server running ESXi40 hyperV. Ive created a linux VM with VMXNET adaptor. I'm able to bring the interface up but it is not able to ping default gw or any machine on the ...
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What's the cheapest way to set up Hyper-V to be able to do failover?

We've got VMware as our enterprise VM solution using a SAN but we're looking into the possibility of using virtualisation in-branch. This might mean ESX or Hyper-V. As I understand it, to be able to ...
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4answers
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Hyper-v on vmware

We're having a discussion here about Hyper-V and vmware. Am I right in thinking that ESX and Hyper-V are competing technologies and it is not possible or desirable to run hyper-v on a box virtualized ...