Use a Virtual Machine on an existing Server to process Credit Cards?
Posted on 2011-03-17
In my question
Author:ri95Date:03/14/11 10:11 AM Question
I thought I had everything under control - I have a curve ball....I cannot have a separate PC for processing credit cards.
My big concern is that we are not able to use just one standalone computer to process credit cards.
roomMaster, the hotel reservation database requires its processing to be on the same server as its application.
So that stays on the NAT Server.
POSI Touch has a PCI compliant processing application which also stays on the NAT Server.
Both of these require Internet Access.
The fact that the POSI server needs to transmit (encrypted cc data) to the NAT Server means I have a live TCP/IP connection between the NAT network and the POSI network.
Could I make a Virtual Machine on the Server and have it on the same network as POSI (192.168.2.x) and have only the POSI Credit Card Transaction running on that Virtual Machine?
Then I could leave the roomMaster as it is. It needs to be on the same network as the hotel computers.
Does this sound ok?
I have attached a PDF of network using this implementation.