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    Analysis - Virtualisation is key growth market during recession

    A channel survey conducted by Hitachi Data Systems reveals its partners? predictions for the next 12 months.
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    Re: Analysis - Virtualisation is key growth market during recession

    well the storage component of any virtualisation project is critical - I've seen first hand the effects of what can happen when its just assumed that storage will work.
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    Re: Analysis - Virtualisation is key growth market during recession

    I thought it was key growth market before the recession to be honest.
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    Re: Analysis - Virtualisation is key growth market during recession

    It was, just with the recession power savings and data centre consolidations have become a focus for a lot of companies.

    I've been landed with the job of virtualising our entire production SQL Server environment at the moment, something that 6-12 months ago no one here would ever have contemplated.
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    Re: Analysis - Virtualisation is key growth market during recession

    Quote Originally Posted by shaithis View Post
    It was, just with the recession power savings and data centre consolidations have become a focus for a lot of companies.

    I've been landed with the job of virtualising our entire production SQL Server environment at the moment, something that 6-12 months ago no one here would ever have contemplated.
    good challenge !

    just make sure you get the storage right!! , if you've got your SQL drives on SAN already its a lot easier as you could just present the drives to the VM's as RDM's
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    Yes, about 75% of our databases are spread across various SANs, so even the migration plan is starting to look surprisingly simple
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    Re: Analysis - Virtualisation is key growth market during recession

    very - p2v the OS portion of the VM , shut down physical , rezone SAN and present other drives , boot up virtual , eat cake
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    Re: Analysis - Virtualisation is key growth market during recession

    Planning to build the VMs (including SQL with a copy of master restored), detach databases from physical, present the SAN LUNs to the VMs and re-attach the dbs to the VM....then rename the servers.

    Don't really want to get into P2V during a change window
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    Re: Analysis - Virtualisation is key growth market during recession

    that would work just as well and you'll have the advantage of a cliean built Server. only snag that comes to mind is if your system dbs are on the SAN as well.
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