Hosted services question

Posted on 2011-05-12
Last Modified: 2012-08-14
Hi all

We have been assigned to setup an infrastructure were we shall provide terminal server services over the internet  for 5 different companies(in the future maybe more). Each of these companies must work independently.

We have been thinking to deploy vmware vsphere scenario to accomplish this task.
Our question is regarding securing each company's virtual network from the each other. We don't want company A to be able to see the network shares of company B etc. I assume the only way to accomplish this is by implementing VLANS. Is it right thinking? If yes we are a bit confused about which vsphere products can do exactly what we want.
Is it right to have this scenario behind a single WAN IP and have an internal router do the NAT or have a different WAN IPs for each company?
We want to deploy vsphere essentials plus in order to provide backup and HA services and this is because this is a small size company we are a bit limited to budget.
We would appreciate if we had some professional opinion regarding the above scenario


Question by:giorgosy78
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    Expert Comment

    by:Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE)
    All of this can be down with correct networking, and virtual networking within vSphere 4.0.

    VMware vSphere Hypervisor is the new name for ESXi.

    The free download is available from here

    you need to register to download for free.

    The latest versions is ESX 4.1 U1

    Here are the documents

    Getting Started Guide

    Please make sure you server is on the Hardware Compatibility List

    and you use a 64 bit server and enable Intel Virtualisation Tecnology also called Intel-VT.

    compare the differences between ESX and ESXi (the replacement for ESX)

    Author Comment

    Thank you for your comment.
    We have setup more than 20 ESXi hypervisors, both paid and free versions, but we haven't been asked to setup such scenario before.
    I would like to have some more information regarding the specific questions i have asked.
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    Accepted Solution

    You are really going to require more WAN Public IP addresses for what you need to do.

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