Currently, we run about 10 VM's on a 2003 x64 box.. with 12GB of memory..
this box is a dual CPU quad core xeon 2.4GHZ box with a SATA2 32mb cache
raid6 array, consisting of 8, 500GB drives.. Our network has about 40 users
and 35 machines roughly.. i dont think our sql box gets hit that frequently
Side note: The performance Passmark rating of this box on the D drive
array test is about 3850 (This is with passmark software located at http://www.passmark.com/products/pt.htm
there is also a free trial)... the
VM's bench at 565, roughly a dual core performance....
Anyone running DC's completely virtually..
I have two VS 2005 servers.. the one above then another which just runs the
other Virtual DC server...
The problem i'm having is i have to power cycle the UPS.. it shuts both
servers off.. when they come back up.. if they come back on at the same
time.. often the DC's cant start or the other VMS cant start because the DC
Right now i have the DC's set to auto restart on host restart.. but under a
Would i be better off setting both DC's to use the local admin account on
the server.. (or for that matter.. all VM's to use the local admin account)..
to avoid this "racing" "timing" issue?