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More Virtual Iron Rapid Fire Q&A

They posted it, you liked it!  After receiving really positive responses from their last round of rapid fire Q&A, Virtual Iron decided to post another edition.  These Q&A sessions come from the recent webcast they did with IDC.

Q: Does Virtual Iron provide NFS support from the managed server? Can the virtual server be residing on an NFS mount?
A: Virtual servers can mount NFS volumes or boot from NFS in the same way as physical servers. Virtual Iron supports booting from NFS.

Q: Can you have the virtualization hypervisor on local disk or only boot-on-SAN?
A: Virtual Iron currently supports booting the virtualization services from CDROM or PXE boot from the network directly from the management server. You do not need to install Virtualization Services.

Q: Is there a consolidated backup functionality?
A: There are a number of ways to achieve backup outside of the virtual server. Please see our blog entry on this.

Q: Can you mix Linux and Windows VM's on the same physical server?
A: Yes

Q: 64 bit support? Vista Support? Windows Server 2007 support?
A: We support 32 bit Windows XP and 2003 and 64 bit RHEL 4 and SLES 9. We will announce support for other operating systems over the coming quarters.

Q: Criteria based workload migration support?
A: The LiveCapacity policy monitors resource utilization and when utilization exceeds a set amount, uses LiveMigration to load balance the data center.

Q: Integration into existing systems management infrastructures, ie. IBM Director, HP Insight, Microsoft MOM?
A: We are evaluating the market demand for external management infrastructure.

You can read or comment on the original posted on Virtual Iron's Blog Site, here.

Published Saturday, February 03, 2007 11:03 AM by David Marshall
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