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  • Install Server 2003 to VM Server ver 2.0

    Looking for guidance for a proper installs and what options might appear along the way.

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    Re: Install Server 2003 to VM Server ver 2.0

    uhm.. basically you just install Server 2003 as normal.
    Then once installed, make sure you install the vmware tools, as this gives you some special drivers and stuff.
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      Re: Install Server 2003 to VM Server ver 2.0

      Much thanks for your timely response. It was my thought that there needed to be consideration for virtual machine parameters, processor percentage, etc. Further comment would be appreciated.

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        Re: Install Server 2003 to VM Server ver 2.0

        A lot depends on what you are using it for, the number of users to support, other VMs on the host, network and back end storage performance, and a host of other factors that, without using a crystal ball (or you providing some useful input), it is impossible to answer.
        Tom Jones
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          Re: Install Server 2003 to VM Server ver 2.0

          well.. processor percentage.. basically.. you give it the number of vProcessors, and vRAM you want it to have.

          You don't really need to tweak VMware beyond that.. as long as you're not massively oversubscribing resources (cause then if they all start wroking hard, it'll sht itself)

          if you've got 8GB ram though, there's nothing wrong with creating 2 4GB VMs, provided their startup time is staggered a bit
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