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  • Building a VMWare environment for Call Manager

    Im looking for advice on setting up VMs to simulate a call manager environment. Could someone advise on the following please?

    I have a Proliant G1 with 2 x Processors and 1G of RAM. Will this hardware be suitable for VM?

    Advice on VM version to download and availability of VM images and evaluations for different call manager versions would be helpful.

    Im similarly looking to VM different Netware versions so if anyone has useful links to Netware VMs that would be great.

    Thanks
    Last edited by Gary Duncanson; 7th January 2009, 17:09.

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    Re: Building a VMWare environment for Call Manager

    Far more information required. Will the hardware be suitable? Depends entirely on what hardware you're running - so far we have absolutely no idea. Depends entirely on what guest operating systems you're intending to run and what applications - so far we have absolutely no idea. Almost certainly you'll want a lot more RAM.
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      Re: Building a VMWare environment for Call Manager

      Thanks Gareth,

      The hardware is a Proliant DL360. I understand it has 2 x 1Gig processors and 1Gig of RAM. 2 x 18.2 Gig Ultra 3 SCSI drives. I intend to run Windows Server 2003 evaluation on it. Being somewhat new to VMWare I was wondering which VMWare version to install. I would like to run Call Manager as a VM to evaluate the product. Not looking to do anything complex with this hardware. Basically need just enough grunt to run it and have a look at the Call Manager utilities.

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        Re: Building a VMWare environment for Call Manager

        VMware HCL - http://www.vmware.com/resources/comp...tems_guide.pdf

        Even if you can install VMware on your box you're going to need more RAM and storage space.
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          Re: Building a VMWare environment for Call Manager

          If you're running an OS on the server already, then VMware Server (assuming you are tied to using VMware). If you don't, then ESXi if it'll run on your box (I have my doubts).
          Gareth Howells

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            Re: Building a VMWare environment for Call Manager

            DL360's only have 2 drive bays so make sure you go with high density disks if you need a lot of storage. Because you'll likely be creating a RAID1 hardware mirror, that means you're only getting 1 spindle to handle disk I/O. Don't expect this box to perform disk crunch magic.
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