Server Virtualization Essay

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You are a Windows 7 administrator at Contoso, a very large and international pharmaceutical company. You have 25 servers in your network running a combination of Windows Server 2000, Server 2003, SuSe Linux. As your Chief Information Officer is brainstorming with you and his/her staff, you mention that you have heard about Virtualization and it may be a very cost effective and efficient way to upgrade everything to Windows Server 2008. Your boss tells you to research the concepts and to get back to him in two weeks with a recommendation. My solution is to use server virtualization, which would allow multiple servers to be installed on one or more existing servers. This saves floor space and money since you don’t have to purchase new…show more content…
Storage virtualization is the pooling of physical storage from multiple network storage devices into what appears to be a single storage device that is managed from a central console. Storage virtualization is commonly used in storage area networks (SANs). Server virtualization is the masking of server resources (including the number and identity of individual physical servers, processors, and operating systems) from server users. The intention is to spare the user from having to understand and manage complicated details of server resources while increasing resource sharing and utilization and maintaining the capacity to expand later. (Search server virtualization, 2013) The Similarities and Differences: between Hyper V and VMware: The similarities are: Maximum number of Logical Processors per host are 320, the Maximum physical RAM per Host is 4TB`s. The Maximum Virtual CPU`s per VM is 64. The Maximum Virtual RAM per VM is 1TB, also the Hot-Add Virtual RAM is equivalentt to VM. The Dynamic Memory Management, guest NUMA Support, and boot from SAN are all similar. (Mayer, 2013) The differences are: Minimum Disk Footprint, while still providing management of multiple virtualization hosts and guest VM`s. Bare metal deployment of new Storage hosts and clusters, Integrated Application Load Balancing for
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