Can you help please with planned virtualisation solution? RRS feed

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  • we have a number of applications sprawled over 4 x win2003 servers and wish to consolidate them onto one application server with another server performing backend database functions running predominantly SQL (with perhaps paradox and oracle too). So having 2 servers, 1 for apps and the other for the apps databases.

    we were thinking of having both these servers running windows 2008 R2 and leveraging its Virtualisation function for the applications server, only.

    would this be feasible to do with Win2008 R2 with our not having to purchase any other virtualisation software or anything?

    would it be advantegeous for us to leverage virtualisation for our consolidated apps server?

    also, would having the application backend databases operating on a seperate server be advantagous?

    any advice appreciated

    thank you






    Tuesday, November 23, 2010 1:33 PM

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  • hi is there anyone who can offer their advice or opnion? many thanks
    Wednesday, November 24, 2010 9:09 AM
  • The biggest downfall with Hyper-V is comming up with a suitable way to Backup and Restore VMs individually,...or even individual Files or Databases within each individual VM.   If you come up with a means that satisfied you then the rest isn't so bad.

    Other than that I don't see any problem with virtualizing all of those.  You never mentioned Domain Controllers,...but just for the sake of making it clear,...do not virtualize all the DCs,...keep at least one on a dedicated physical box,...preferably your first main DC.

    Thursday, December 2, 2010 4:31 PM