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4answers
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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 ...
0
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0answers
74 views

Migrate Ubuntu guest from Xen to VMware using VMware converter

I have run VMware converter on a Ubuntu 12.04 guest migrating from Xen to VMware. Now the Ubuntu guest won't boot (hangs after GRUB menu). I've seen some guides regarding CentOS (et al), replacing ...
0
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1answer
390 views

Issues migrating a CentOS 4 xen guest to VMWare

I am migrating a xen guest. It is running a CentOS 4. I am using the same steps that have worked in the past for our RHEL5 and RHEL6 based systems but for some reason, I'm getting errors. Here are ...
1
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0answers
88 views

How do VM gets ram from Host machine in virtualization? [closed]

In Virtualization how do all the vm gets RAM? Does the Hypervisor allocate a portion of its RAM to each VM so that they can simple use it as its own RAM?lets say if a host machine has 8 GB RAM and ...
6
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1answer
855 views

Windows 8 virtualization gives BSOD 0x0000005D

I find that, when trying to run windows 8 on Xen cloud (and also when running it in ESXi), the installer bluescreens with 0x0000005D (UNSUPPORTED PROCESSOR) Initially I thought it was giving the VM ...
5
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4answers
269 views

Virtualization for hardware resiliency?

Can anyone tell me if it is possible to pool several physical servers to run a resilient virtualization environment. Our servers are getting more and more critical to our clients and we want to do ...
2
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4answers
2k views

Can I virtualize multiple hosts into one virtual system?

I have 5 computer systems in our small office. From my basic understanding of Virtualization technology, I think I can virtualize the 5 systems into one big virtual system. I wish to confirm this. ...
1
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0answers
118 views

how to deal with backup & restore of private cloud environment?

using Cloudstack OSS - with NFS as storage backend.... How to deal with VM image backup and restore? snapshot backup is preferred softwares like PHD Virtual are built for specific Hypervisor: ...
0
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1answer
104 views

what are the alternatives (OSS,commercial) for virtual machine life-cycle management? [closed]

likes of VMware lab manager: desired feature list: Self-Service: rapid-delpoy-VMs configuration management: clone, snapshot VM good to have: hypervisor agnostic storage lease user access - ...
3
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1answer
394 views

Does ESXi 5 have a “routed IP” feature like Xen?

I have a dedicated server that I would like to use ESXi 5 on. I previously had Xen and it worked great. Initial network configuration was a bit confusing. The problem I have is the hosting company ...
1
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2answers
353 views

Does VMDirectPath help disk IOPS performance?

I read the VMDirectPath materials, and they say that it helps the performance on the 10Gbs card case. Sure, if multiple VMs directly access the physical 10GbE card, the VMM bottleneck is avoided with ...
1
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2answers
739 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 ...
3
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1answer
953 views

Intel NIC: VMDc or VMDq?

I need to buy a nic that I want to eventually (~3 months) re-use for a VM server deployment that will need to support heavy network I/O. Server is a Xeon Gulftown/Westmere-EP. Intel has server NICs ...
2
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2answers
491 views

demistify virtualization solutions: VDI, client virtualization, server virtualization?

how does VDI, server virtualization, client virtualization; compare - architecture wise? although a lot is written by vendors like Citrix or VMware it is often confusing hidden behind marketing ...
2
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1answer
914 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 ...
4
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5answers
3k views

vmware server end of life, where to go now?

We have some virtual machines on vmware server 2.x running on 64 bit hardware and quite happy with it. As vmware server will no longer be offered we are thinking to migrate to ESXi, which seems is ...
7
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14answers
3k views

Which Linux-Virtualization to choose for Server?

Hy, I got a brand new Intel i7 Server-System with 12GB Ram and I want to consolidate three other linux-servers onto this machine using virtualization. I want to use the harddisks (via a kind of LVM) ...
3
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2answers
835 views

What is the best design (software/hardware, backups) for two servers providing virtual machines in colo

I currently have one older server that provides VMs using Xen on CentOS. While not a monster, it supports VT extensions and has a 1TB hardware RAID1 disk set up. I am looking to add another server ...
2
votes
2answers
682 views

What are the practical steps to migrate a virtual machine from VMWare ESXi to XenServer?

I now have a few virtual machines (Windows and Linux) running on VMWare esxi and we are considering migrating to XenServer. Is this possible? What are the practical steps?