Must have missed the invite.
We started converting some of our servers last year. We ended up
doubling the servers we virtualized. I don't have all the numbers but
basically we have probably 30 - 50k (don't quote me) invested, in that
investment we have virtualized 16 servers. 13 are production servers.
That would typically be about 100 - 130k. Sure there are some servers
that we could combine into multi role servers but that can cause as much
problem as it solves.
We have VMWare enterprise running on two servers with one iscsi hard
drive. We are working on one more iscsi device that (based on
performance we see now) grow by at least 2-4 more physical servers and
provide the ability to host all of the virtual servers we would need.
The one thing we have not virualized is our exchange server.
From: School Information Technology Discussion
[mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Doug Reaves
Sent: Monday, March 31, 2008 2:04 PM
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Virtualization Conference at the Burlington Marriot
I was wondering if anyone went to the Virtualization Conference at the
Marriot in Burlington on the 13th of March and if you might be willing
to share what you heard and saw. I am interested in virtualizing some of
our servers, but the initial costs seem quite high.
Bellows Free Academy
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