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Modern equivalent to Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 R2

Hi,

We have been using Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 R2 for quite some time and are about to upgrade, we are thinking about moving the same solution to new hardware simply because we love the solution with the VMRC (Virtual Machine Remote Connector) able to connect to all of the virtual PCs at the same time.

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserversystem/virtualserver/
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc708253(v=ws.10).aspx

But at the same time we are thinking that there should be more modern alternatives that offer this kind of flexibility where several of us can connect to all the virtual machines at the same time. (See screenshot, we can simply tab between these virtual machines and be several persons at the same time doing this).

Do you know if there's a modern equivalent or other solution that offers similar flexibility?

We need to be able to have a few virtual machines and easily see eachothers screens if necessary and so on.

Thank you.
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Gaurav SinghSolution ArchitectCommented:
You can use VMware Virtualization Platform. Its great
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
I think may be you have a few options, either VMware vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V or Citrix Xen (maybe KVM).

If you want to stick with Microsoft, add the Hyper-V role in the latest OS.

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/server-cloud/solutions/virtualization.aspx
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joebilekAuthor Commented:
Does any of these offer me the possibility to remotely control several of these att the same time in the same way as VMRC? So that I can simply tab between the different virtual machines.
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Gaurav SinghSolution ArchitectCommented:
Yes it porvide console to access all the servers
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Yes, Hyper-V Manager, or vSphere Client.
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joebilekAuthor Commented:
Ok, I will need to be a little more specifik than this I understand now.

This part is important:
But at the same time we are thinking that there should be more modern alternatives that offer this kind of flexibility where several of us can connect to all the virtual machines at the same time. (See screenshot, we can simply tab between these virtual machines and be several persons at the same time doing this).

Please take a look at the screenshot, that is how it looks when we're in the overview, and we can be several people connected from our machines at the same time.

I know by experience that Hyper-V manager does not offer this, if there isn't some kind of other application to control it than the Hyper-V manager then Hyper-v is not our choice.

Maybe there's some kind of VNC solution that offer the same felxibility.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
SCVMM 2012 R2 and VMware vSphere vCenter Server, for multiple users.
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joebilekAuthor Commented:
Thank you both, I will have a look at these. :)
(Not closing the question quite yet)
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joebilekAuthor Commented:
I have not yet decided what way to go, but will change to one of these solutions.

Thank you!
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