Solved

Virtualization

Posted on 2011-02-19
3
502 Views
Last Modified: 2012-08-14
What is best virtualization product  and the server to go with minimal requirement to have small system wtih File,ISA, 2nd DC(dns ).
I would prefer going vendor indipendant and good server platfom with the minimal cost in mind
0
Comment
Question by:cur
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 6

Accepted Solution

by:
Bxoz earned 83 total points
ID: 34935212
If you have DC your host system is Windows. 2008 ?
If so you can use Hyper-V you can install a VM with the same licence.
0
 
LVL 6

Assisted Solution

by:Bxoz
Bxoz earned 83 total points
ID: 34935219
Windows Server 2008 Standard : 1 Physical + 1 Virtual Licence

Windows Server 2008 Enterprise : 1 Physical + 4 Virtual Licences

Windows Server 2008 Datacentre : 1 Physical + Unlimited Virtual But licenced per processor
0
 
LVL 119

Assisted Solution

by:Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 42 total points
ID: 34935225
You've got many vendors to select Microsoft Hyper-V, Citrix Xen, VMware, Oracle Virtualbox or Parallels to name a few.

You could consider the following free products

1. VMware Server (installs on top of an operating system), VMware Server is now discontinued.

http://vmware.com/download/server/

2. VMware Player (installs on top of an operating system).

http://vmware.com/download/server/

3. Oracle Virtual box (installs on top of an operating system).

http://www.virtualbox.org/

The above are Type 2 Hypervisors, which install on an operating system.

Or you could consider VMware vSphere HypervisorTM (ESXi), this is a Type 1 Hypervisor which installs on bare metal, one of the best Type 1 Hypervisors, which you can download and use for free (upon registration)

http://www.vmware.com/products/vsphere-hypervisor/index.html

Make sure that the hardware on which the ESXi installation is going to be performed is in the VMware HCL before installing ESXi.

HCL link - http://goo.gl/YwWF9

ESXi v4.1 (Free Edition) would be my recommendation. Its a 64-Bit hypervisor and does not require the presence of an operating system.

ESXi v4.1 download link - http://goo.gl/3ccjb

Make sure that Intel VT or AMD-V is enabled on the BIOS before initiating the installation.

Searching for a server to run ESXi v4.1, look on ebay for used/refurbished HP DL385 or HP DL585.
0

Featured Post

Enterprise Mobility and BYOD For Dummies

Like “For Dummies” books, you can read this in whatever order you choose and learn about mobility and BYOD; and how to put a competitive mobile infrastructure in place. Developed for SMBs and large enterprises alike, you will find helpful use cases, planning, and implementation.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

#Citrix #Citrix Netscaler #HTTP Compression #Load Balance
If your vDisk VHD file gets deleted from the image store accidentally or on purpose, you won't be able to remove the vDisk from the PVS console. There is a known workaround that is solid.
How to install and configure Citrix XenApp 6.5 - Part 1. In this video tutorial we have explained step by step installation of Citrix XenApp 6.5 Server on Windows Server 2008 R2 is explained in this video. We have explained the difference between…
In this video tutorial I show you the main steps to install and configure  a VMware ESXi6.0 server. The video has my comments as text on the screen and you can pause anytime when needed. Hope this will be helpful. Verify that your hardware and BIO…

832 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question