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Can anyone confirm if the SBE v13.1 will sit on a VM that is sharing 4x NICS on a single host?
The host also has local storage (shouldn't be an issue)..

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by:Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)
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We've had issues with performance, and real time applications with VOIP VMs!
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In the sense of?
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Data Packets missing because of the Hypervisor overhead, and hence real time voice communications breaks up and stutters!

I would suggest you test very carefully.
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Was the Voip software sharing physical NICs or have dedicated physical nic allocated to the VM?
Did you have layer 2 or layer 3 switches?
What was the phone system?
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Mitel & Cisco, tried physical nics and virtual nics, after many months, it was found "the hypervisor" grabbed too "much cpu time" for real time processing and applications, it was moved to a physical computer.
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A worry...
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What kind of infrastructure was in place?
Was it the voice solution causing this or other VMs/Apps?
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That's why we stated, Test, Test, Test and when you think you've finished Testing, Test again!

What kind of infrastructure was in place?

£500k

VOIP VM not suitable for virtualisation.
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'VOIP VM not suitable for virtualisation.' - a sweeping statement or just in this scenario...
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Well we've tried the Mitel and Cisco solutions.....both did not work in a virtual environment yet!

Hence, why we are giving you the heads-up of  Test, Test, Test and when you think you've finished Testing, Test again before you purchase, 5,000 headsets, 5,000 POE injectors, and complete all the CAT6 cabling!
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we are a 50 user setup, slightly different, but can see what you mean about the host usage...

already placed orders for kit..
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We never got round to testing with more than 5!

well if order already place...

Test, Test, Test and when you think you've finished Testing, Test again.....
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