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    1- As you can see in the diagram I wish to replicate the servers with eachother in such a way that if one fails, the other takes over etc. How can this be done?

    2- I wish to have virtualisation running on both servers. What do I need to have it done? vmware on both servers?

    3- I was planning to install the OS and virtualisation solution on servers only and store the virtual servers on the SAN. Does it make sense?

    4- Since I will need to setup a DMZ, what device do you suggest that I purchase which would allow me to connect via vpn with it (to the internal network) and at the same time have the option to configure a DMZ?
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    Re: Need help with new setup

    Before any questions can be accurately answered, we need to know what hypervisor and management software you will be using. ie. ESX, vCenter Server, etc.

    Are you looking for storage replication or simply High Availability?
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    • #3
      Re: Need help with new setup

      hello again

      actually i would like to know the pros and cons of each of these techs:

      • Hyper-v (Windows 2k
      • VMWARE


      as for the replication, wish to have availability and storage as the system will cater for an online Web-ERP system.

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      • #4
        Re: Need help with new setup

        Originally posted by ramon82 View Post
        actually i would like to know the pros and cons of each of these techs:
        Do you realize you just asked a question that has taken virtualization specialists years of research and experience to come to valid but divergent answers? Methinks you'd be best served by research the myriad of articles, studies and white papers that have already been published on this topic:

        http://lmgtfy.com/?q=vmware+vs+hyper-v
        and
        http://lmgtfy.com/?q=SCVMM+vs+virtual+center

        And lets not forget some alternatives like VirtualBox and Xen. /me puts on asbestos overcoat in the presence of the VMWare Gurus

        Originally posted by ramon82 View Post
        wish to have availability and storage as the system will cater for an online Web-ERP system
        That question is also so broad as to be incapable of being answered. You'll have to look into your specific usage case and be much more specific about your needs. You'll probably be needing some shared storage in the shape of a SAN. Have a look at Compellant, 3Par, Xiotech, EMC, NetApp and the list could go on.
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        • #5
          Re: Need help with new setup

          I can't really speak to the others. My forte and strong preference is VMware. Microsoft Hyper-V has made great strides and shouldn't be ignored but VMware still has a pretty good lead on the technology, innovation, maturity, stability, and reputation.
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          • #6
            Re: Need help with new setup

            +1 for VmWare...

            What I would do is, I would setup vCenter on third server, on server A and server B VmWare ESX4i and then configure HA (High availability).

            But that`s me

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