[itdiscuss] Which Virtualization product to use???
gskern at hotmail.com
Mon Feb 25 09:36:43 EST 2008
Two things I want to ask about, from these posts:
1. VMwareServer does not support iSCSI??
We have a brand-new NetApp StoreVault S500 unit, which
I was originally thinking about deploying as a NAS but
I've been reading about iSCSI and was thinking of going
that route... No dice?
2. Will Ubuntu support 16Gb of RAM on my physical Host?
Got a brand-new DELL PowerEdge server coming, loaded up
with 16Gb of memory... Sure don't want to forfeit any
of that good RAM...
May I just add 3 quick questions here, as long as we're kind of
having a VMware discussion?
1. All the VMware literature says we should not "over-commit"
Memory to our VM's... Pardon a dumb question, but does that mean
the amount we "assign" to the VM as we're building it? And if
I would normally give a new Citrix VM 2Gb of RAM if it were a
physical machine, should I only give its VM equivalent 1Gb,
or perhaps 512?
2. Is there a way to VIEW -- and perhaps MODIFY -- the Setup
choices that were made when I installed ESX 3.0.1 on my Host
machine? I realize this might involve a Reboot of the Host...
3. Does the "VirtualCenter" that you can buy for VI3 work with
VMwareServer, and/or vice-versa?
Finally, in the spirit of "giving a little BACK", I'd like to
recommend this great little site to you guys:
This company offers a great set of Tools you can use to manage
your VMware environment (as does VizionCore), and some of them
are FREE to download (I used the FastSCP last week to view and
work with the Folder structure on my ESX 3.0 host, without
having to fiddle with Linux commands)...
If anyone has other great VMware tips, tools, recommendations,
or "here's what we've discovered" type stuff, perhaps someone
could start a new thread named something like "A VMware
One more thing: I'm also considering Citrix's new "XenServer"
platform... Anybody used that yet?
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