Posted on 2007-07-31
I have a question regarding Virtual Server - as i'm a newbie regarding virtualization.
Basically - I have a Windows Server 2000 w/ SQL 2000 SP3 - I have another SQL database to add that is going to be storage intensive. I have plenty of storage space on the server, however i'm a little weary of the primary applications "sharing" the server - memory, cpu utilization, etc.
I thought virtualization would be great for this project, however i wanted to find out what i'm getting myself into first. i'm a very busy mcse / ccna manager, and don't have the resources or time to tackle a time intensive, complicated project. however, i'm interested in learning and confident that i can learn it quick.
basically i'm just curious how virtualization experts would address this situation. What software package would you use - Microsoft Virtual Server 2005? I read that it's a free download from MS - although only compatible w/ XP and Win2003.
What are some recommendations i should consider, or warnings before i dive too deep.
Thanks for any info!!