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  • Virtualization

    Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V builds on the architecture and functions of Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V by adding new features. It provides a command-line interface from the host for managing Windows or Linux OS-based VMs supporting a Hyper-V role...
  • Virtualization Frontier

    The Virtualization Frontier blog now resides on the new Dell Community site. A Dell TechCenter blog that explores the leading edge of virtualization technology. MD3000i Configuration Caught on Video 11/5/2008 -- Comments During a recent chat several people wanted to see more PowerVault MD3000i...
  • SQL Server on VMware

    Microsoft® SQL Server® is a widely used database that is used to support a wide range of applications. This page is designed to pool the available resources on this topic and provide a home for discussion. Support Policy for Microsoft SQL Server Products That Are Running in a Hardware Virtual...
  • 04-02-2008 - Running SQL Server in a VM

    I published a new white paper this week on running Microsoft® SQL Server® in a virtual machine (VM) . The paper focuses on the performance of a large (well, 100 GB) version of the DVD Store when running on 64-bit SQL Server 2005. I started this testing just after ESX Server 3.5 was finished and...
  • 05-08-08 - The R805 is Here - Comments

    I leave for vacation for a few days and all kinds of cool stuff is announced (although I did make it into the office a couple of times while on the beach). What I think is a really great server for virtualization is now on the website where you can configure and order it. The new PowerEdge r805 is not...
  • 05-09-08 - Decisions, Decisions, Decisions - Comments

    With the release of the 2U, 2-socket R805 and the 4U, 4-socket R905 (both AMD based servers) and the already existing 4U, 4-socket R900 (Intel based server) now is a really good time to be looking for a server to run your virtualization farm on. All three are excellent choices and could be the right...
  • 05-19-08 The Best Server For You - Comments

    For the past three weeks, we at the Dell TechCenter have been focused on the decoder ring for systems management. Starting today we are going to tell you what the best server is for virtualization . The reason it is going to take three weeks is that the answer for everybody is different. So we are going...
  • 05-23-08 - Virtual Exchange Server for Home - Comments

    As many of you have probably figured out by now, I've spent a lot of time working with Exchange in VMs . Some of that time was spent explaining to peers, users, customers, and family members just exactly why in the world anybody would want to put Exchange into a VM. (To be honest - I don't think...
  • Virtualization Frontier - Archive 2007

    A Dell TechCenter blog that explores the leading edge of virtualization technology. Windows Server Virtualization Preview Performance Testing 12/13/2007 -- Comments I recently took the Windows Server Virtualization preview (included with Windows Server 2008 release candidate 0) for a test drive. The...
  • 06-05-80 - Wiggle Room in Deciding on Virtualization Server - Comments

    What is the best server for virtualization? This is a question that comes up often in discussions, although it is sometimes phrased differently. It might be " How many NICs do you recommend for ESX ?" or " How much RAM can you put in a PowerEdge R805 ?" or " Are blades the most...
  • Update on 2-Socket and 4-Socket Servers for Virtualization

    In a previous white paper, a comparison between Dell 2-socket and HP 4-socket servers running a series of workloads on VMware® ESX Server was made. At the time of testing, the two systems used were the most powerful available configurations available for the Dell™ PowerEdge™ 2950 and...
  • 7-21-2008 Virtualizing SharePoint on VirtualGeek - Comments

    Virtual Geek has a some great performance and power consumption numbers up on his blog for virtualizing Microsoft SharePoint . I've gotten lots of questions over the past year or so about how SharePoint would perform in a VM. and this data is the best that I have seen to answer those questions. He...
  • 07-24-2008 Run ESX in a VM Just for Fun -- Comments

    Did you know that it is possible to run multiple ESX servers, a Virtual Center server, a NAS appliance all on a laptop? Even more cool is that VMotion will work to live migrate VMs between the two ESX servers, which by the way are running on a single laptop. It is important to note that none of this...
  • Early Performance Testing with Hyper-V Beta and RC

    In order to get a general feel for how far along the Hyper-V beta code in Microsoft® Windows Server® 2008 RC1 was, a quick evaluation and test was done in the Dell labs. The objective was to simply put the virtualization engine under load and to measure how well it managed distributing resources...
  • 08-12-2008 The Day After with ESXi - Comments

    We are having a chat this afternoon, at 3 pm central time, that is officially titled ESXi Features and Licensing . I think that I should have named it The Day After with ESXi because that more clearly gets to the questions that I people are having. Many have downloaded the newly free ESXi in the last...
  • 08-22-08 Hyper-V Theme Song - Comments

    During our weekly tuesday chat , I told ye110wbeard that I would send him a TechCenter shirt if he created a theme song for Hyper-V. I felt secure that I would not have to actually payout. Unbelievably, he had a Hyper-V theme song and video and lyrics up by late Wednesday. I think the song is kinda catchy...
  • Virtualization Frontier Archive 2008 May

    Oodles of NICs for ESX 5/30/2008 -- Comments Back in the ESX 2.5 days it was a common recommendation to have at least 3 NICs for ESX. One NIC each for the service console, VMotion, and VMs. It was really a waste for many to have to dedicate an entire NIC for the low network traffic to the service console...
  • Selecting Storage for Virtualization

    Storage architectures that are flexible and cost-effective for virtualization and consolidation solutions—as well as tools for managing virtualized storage—can require careful consideration and planning. This series of Web chats focuses on key issues and other important considerations for...
  • Microsoft Hyper-V Server

    The Microsoft® Hyper-V™ Server software is a stand-alone virtualization product that is available as a free download from Microsoft . It is based on the Microsoft Windows Server® 2008 Core, but has only the Hyper-V role. Although Hyper-V Server is free, it is still necessary to license...
  • 10-16-08 Great Discussion About EqualLogic and MD3000i for Virtualization

    Our recent chat on the benefits of using EqualLogic iSCSI storage for virtualization solutions like VMware and XenServer was great. We had a long-time EqualLogic guy, Tim Sherback, and quite a few expert users, who talked in detail about all of the features of EqualLogic that work so well with VMware...
  • 10-20-2008 - Confessions of a Recovering Fibre Channel User - Comments

    I've been a user of Fibre Channel SANs for about eight years. I have used the Dell | EMC–based arrays throughout and have gone through a few product transitions from the FC4700 to the CX-600 to most recently a CX3-80 . I always liked the Navisphere management tool and was able to great performance...
  • 10-29-08 Why ServerGeeks Should Care About Desktops - Comments

    As a self-acknowledged servergeek , I enjoy learning about the details of Microsoft Exchange 2007 , SQL Server Mirroring , Oracle RAC , and VMware HA. I spend a lot of my time analyzing the configuration of systems with tons of processing cores and RAM of 32, 64, and 128 GB. I even have my own open source...
  • Veeam

    Veeam Software is an Elite VMware Technology Alliance Partner , developing innovative software to manage VMware vSphere. Veeam is also a member of the Dell ISV Partner Program, and the nworks Management Pack for VMware earned the Dell OpenManage™ certification. This certification means that Dell...
  • Xsigo

    Information & White Papers Videos Contact Oracle Fabric Interconnect Overview Overview Streamlines data center connectivity and infrastructure management Simplifies deployment with wire-once infrastructure Provides up to 80 Gb of converged networking capacity to each system ...
  • Quest - Virtualization Management

    Quest Virtualization and Cloud Management - Simplify to Reduce Costs and Improve Efficiency Physical. Virtual. Cloud. Your IT infrastructure is changing to support the needs of the business – and you’ve got to squeeze every drop of value from your investments. When it comes to delivering...