System 800xA V6.0 – Virtualization of Server Nodes using VMware® ESXi
Our management gave me this project to replace our existing 800xA system V5.0 to V6.0. and also to virtualize the new system. Since I dont have a training in E111 System 800xA – Virtualization of Server Nodes using VMware® ESXi can anybody help me if there is a manual of some reference that I can use to do this. Im still on planing stage so I must study this before purchasing the necessary equipments.
Thanks for the help.
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If you have no experience of setting up a Virtualised environment, then you might want to find a hardware supplier who also specializes in VMware. Give them the guide.
Follow the guide - NOT ALL POSSIBLE VMWARE CONFIGURATIONS ARE SUPPORTED.
If you already have some experience with VMware its not too hard. The supported VMware possibilities are generally quite simple. The basic rules are make sure everything is physically redundant, and you cant hot swap servers.
As you are planning to use the VMware Hypervisor- first please find out what version of hypervisor(ESXi) you want for this project(also .no of datastores needed) .
1)The number of nodes that you want to create in the virtual environment (Aspect/Connectivity etc ...).
Also there are different ways of viewing and operating the virtual nodes(it can be done through Vsphere client software 5.0 or5.5 etc etc etc ).
2)The license you would need whether it is a pertpetual one or a temporay license.
Please have a plan charted out and then approach the supplier for further details.VMware website could also give you some additional info on their latest product portfolios.