May 18, 2007

ESX, here we come

We're currently running the free VMware server using Windows 2003 Server as the host operating system on our original Dell 2950 server. We have 8-10 virtual servers running on that box now, none of which are demanding resource-wise (gratefully).

Three weeks ago we bought a second 2950 like the one we bought last year, a Dell/EMC AX150i iSCSI SAN, and a bunch of expensive ESX 3 software from VMware. We're going to hook the two 2950s to the SAN, load ESX on them, and convert all of our existing virtual servers as well as 3 older physical servers to the new virtual environment. We have hired some consultants to help us and hope to have it in production by June 4. We'll keep you posted ...

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