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20Gb Of Ram, Only 8Gb Usable?
Posted 04 April 2012 - 02:10 AM
Posted 04 April 2012 - 07:02 AM
Posted 04 April 2012 - 12:06 PM
You can put Win 7 64 bit as your primary OS and then install WHS in a VM. That way you get to use all your RAM.
Damn. I need that for virtual machines. Bloo****y MS
Posted 05 April 2012 - 05:37 AM
Posted 05 April 2012 - 08:11 AM
Posted 05 April 2012 - 09:12 AM
Your idea has merit, but I rathert not use a Virtual Machine "in production", at least not until I have tested a bit
Test it. I know of very few companies that deploy new servers to bare hardware - almost everything is virtualized these days. Even the last SBS server I deployed, even though it's the only server on the box, is in a VM. Recovery and management of the server is so much easier if it's in a VM... In fact the only servers I currently deploy to bare metal with no VM are WHS to the HP MediaSmart/DataVault appliances since they really can only support one OS due to them only supporting 4GB of RAM.
Posted 05 April 2012 - 11:09 AM
Yes, I know. I am also aware of configuration related issues with extensive virtualization that you do not have with "bare metal". We have about 80 virtual servers in ESXi environment. From what I gather of the Infrastructure Team, I consider myself fortunate not having those on my watch.
I know of very few companies that deploy new servers to bare hardware - almost everything is virtualized these days.
But I will check it out.
Posted 05 April 2012 - 04:06 PM
I am also aware of configuration related issues with extensive virtualization that you do not have with "bare metal". We have about 80 virtual servers in ESXi environment. From what I gather of the Infrastructure Team, I consider myself fortunate not having those on my watch.
Am I to understand that they think Virtualization is a negative?
To paraphrase the great joke "I think your doing it wrong". While not perfect, the benefits far out weigh the issues - at least from my personal experience and for any other admins I interact with. The only issue I have with virtualization is Microsoft's Hyper-V doesn't support access to USB or serial ports from within a VM - but VMware does. Other hardware related restrictions tend to revolve around desktop OS (such as 3D graphics support - mainly for games) rather than server related issues.
Windows Home Server should run in a VM rather nicely...
Posted 07 April 2012 - 05:04 AM
HyperV has been thrown out the window due to issues with windows firewall, if it is disabled, some patching will just generate errors, and if it is enabled other issues happen.
Issues with ESXi have been volume capacity and other stuff I don't recall right now. I could listen in a bit more, but this is not the place to discuss it anyway. From an administrative point of view, the ability to quickly create new servers with similar setup and the advantages of being able to allocate CPU/RAM resources and Disk storage in a simpler way, is of course positive. We never had so many servers...
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