I want to look at moving a couple of our servers to VMware Virtulization because we have run out of physical hardware. Because we have no budget for virtulization at the moment i was looking at VMware server 2 because it's free. Then once i can show what benefits Virtulization can do i will look into better paid solutions (if we need to) and move all our servers to virtual servers.
The servers are 2003 and not very resource intensive, one is a WSUS server and another one is a SNMP data collector server.
My question is, can i use VMware Server 2 for my production servers, is it reliable, does it have good performance.
Does anyone else use VMware server 2 for production servers at the moment and if so what do you use them for.
Also is there anything else worth looking at instead, i only know of VMware because of it's popularity, but we will be looking into buying software (hopefully) once i can prove how good virtulization is.