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What virtual platform do you prefer?
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Matthew wrote:
> What virtual platform do you prefer?


VMware ESX.
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We also use ESX (3.5 and VSphere 4)

(SLES was late to the game with virtualization)


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Chris Cox wrote:
> We also use ESX (3.5 and VSphere 4)
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> (SLES was late to the game with virtualization)
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What's the deal with vsphere?
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On Tue, 27 Oct 2009 17:34:22 +0000, Matthew wrote:

> What's the deal with vsphere?


What do you mean?



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Right now, Vmware ESX (now it's called: vsphere)

Have not used version 4 yet, though. We're still at 3.5i

Also in terms of performance, for XEN is usually faster (IMO) in terms of boot time and disk performance.

However, it's management abilities are sorely lacking, IMO. As far as what "ships with it".

I am not referring to Citrix XEN, but the XEN in SLES 10
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On Tue, 27 Oct 2009 18:26:01 +0000, kjhurni wrote:

> Right now, Vmware ESX (now it's called: vsphere)


We just took advantage of VMware special promotions to upgrade our three
platinum servers in Chicago to platinum plus and the one standard server
in Milwaukee to advanced. Now I just gotta take the time to upgrade from
3.5 to 4.



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Joseph,

> We just took advantage of VMware special promotions to upgrade our three
> platinum servers in Chicago to platinum plus and the one standard server
> in Milwaukee to advanced. Now I just gotta take the time to upgrade from
> 3.5 to 4.


You might want to hurry ...

http://www.boche.net/blog/index.php/2009/10/01/sql-2005-sp2-end-of-support-to-force-rapid-vsphere-upgrade/

MS support for SQL Server 2005 SP2 ends in about 10 weeks, VMWare does
not support VC2.5 on SP3 ..... you either have your infrastructure
platform management platform on an unsupported database, or an
unsupported infrastructure management platform .... fun, fun, fun.

Working on this issue with one of my clients currently.

H.

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Matthew;1878926 wrote:
What virtual platform do you prefer?


I drank the red cool-aid.

XEN on SLES 11 with Platespin managing it.

Actually in the process of getting rid of VMWare- our state contract is better with Novell.

And, believe it or not, the support we get from Novell has been very good. Outstanding even- and that was the big factor in our choice.
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haitch wrote:

> http://www.boche.net/blog/index.php/2009/10/01/sql-2005-sp2-end-of-support-to-force-rapid-vsphere-upgrade/


Good to know. Thanks.

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Also, there's some upcoming change with the editions of vmware and support.

Something about the Advanced edition is going away or something and if you upgrade now,you can get the upgrade, but then the upgrade is not supported soon after that or something.

I'll see if I can get more details. Basically EMC wants more money and is going to force everyone to get Advanced Plus or whatever it is.
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On Wed, 28 Oct 2009 13:56:01 +0000, kjhurni wrote:

> Something about the Advanced edition is going away or something and if
> you upgrade now,you can get the upgrade, but then the upgrade is not


No, Enterprise is going away and is being replaced with Enterprise Plus
(I think I mistakenly referred to them as Platinum and Platinum Plus
earlier in the thread). I don't think Advanced is new with vSphere, but
what's new is that you now get vMotion capability with Advanced.
Previously you had to go with Enterprise to get that.

Current promotions to upgrade from Standard to Advanced and Enterprise to
Enterprise Plus expire 15 Dec... the Adv upgrade is a tad pricey but the
E+ upgrade isn't bad at all.



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We're running esx 4 right now, quite happy w/ the VMWare environment.


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Stevo wrote:

> We're running esx 4 right now, quite happy w/ the VMWare environment.


Did you guys upgrade from 3.5? If so, how was the upgrade?

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I think I heard Joseph Marton say something like:

> Did you guys upgrade from 3.5? If so, how was the upgrade?


We did upgrade, I think it went ok, the other network guy did that w/o
me...........

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