Windows Vista Forums

New to Virtual Server 2005

  1. #1


    circulent Guest

    New to Virtual Server 2005

    I am exploring the use of Virtual Server 2005, and have a few basic questions:

    1. Is it possible to virtualize an existing server into 2 separate servers?
    If so, do i simply install the application and trun from there? Or do I need
    to build it fdrom the ground up?

    2. Once a physical box is setup with 2 virtual servers, is it possible to
    setup a different static IP for each virtual server? (I would think so but
    just want to confirm)

    Thanks

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2.   


  3. #2


    Danny Sanders Guest

    Re: New to Virtual Server 2005

    > 1. Is it possible to virtualize an existing server into 2 separate

    > servers?
    > If so, do i simply install the application and trun from there? Or do I
    > need
    > to build it fdrom the ground up?
    Not totally sure what you are asking here. You can set up 2 separate servers
    and run one service from the existing server on one of the servers and run
    another service from the existing server on the second machine.

    > 2. Once a physical box is setup with 2 virtual servers, is it possible to
    > setup a different static IP for each virtual server? (I would think so but
    > just want to confirm)
    Yes


    hth
    DDS


    "circulent" <circulent@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:B466191F-2C8B-4401-B397-E84D835D13A5@xxxxxx

    >I am exploring the use of Virtual Server 2005, and have a few basic
    >questions:
    >
    > 1. Is it possible to virtualize an existing server into 2 separate
    > servers?
    > If so, do i simply install the application and trun from there? Or do I
    > need
    > to build it fdrom the ground up?
    >
    > 2. Once a physical box is setup with 2 virtual servers, is it possible to
    > setup a different static IP for each virtual server? (I would think so but
    > just want to confirm)
    >
    > Thanks


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #3


    circulent Guest

    Re: New to Virtual Server 2005

    Let me restate the 1st question:

    I have an existing file server which i would like to turn into a file server
    and a separate application server. Can this be done with this software? Or
    does do the 2 separate OS' have to be installed clean from the start and
    configured from there?

    "Danny Sanders" wrote:

    > > 1. Is it possible to virtualize an existing server into 2 separate
    > > servers?
    > > If so, do i simply install the application and trun from there? Or do I
    > > need
    > > to build it fdrom the ground up?
    >
    > Not totally sure what you are asking here. You can set up 2 separate servers
    > and run one service from the existing server on one of the servers and run
    > another service from the existing server on the second machine.
    >

    > > 2. Once a physical box is setup with 2 virtual servers, is it possible to
    > > setup a different static IP for each virtual server? (I would think so but
    > > just want to confirm)
    >
    > Yes
    >
    >
    > hth
    > DDS
    >
    >
    > "circulent" <circulent@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > news:B466191F-2C8B-4401-B397-E84D835D13A5@xxxxxx

    > >I am exploring the use of Virtual Server 2005, and have a few basic
    > >questions:
    > >
    > > 1. Is it possible to virtualize an existing server into 2 separate
    > > servers?
    > > If so, do i simply install the application and trun from there? Or do I
    > > need
    > > to build it fdrom the ground up?
    > >
    > > 2. Once a physical box is setup with 2 virtual servers, is it possible to
    > > setup a different static IP for each virtual server? (I would think so but
    > > just want to confirm)
    > >
    > > Thanks
    >
    >
    >

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #4


    Danny Sanders Guest

    Re: New to Virtual Server 2005

    > I have an existing file server which i would like to turn into a file

    > server
    > and a separate application server. Can this be done with this software? Or
    > does do the 2 separate OS' have to be installed clean from the start and
    > configured from there?

    Virtual server allows you to have a beefed up host server (RAM, disk space,
    and CPU power) and you install other servers on that beefed up host and
    divide the resources of the beefed up host between the installed guests.

    > I have an existing file server which i would like to turn into a file
    > server
    > and a separate application server.
    Virtual server does not "turn an existing server" into anything. You install
    one guest OS and set it up as a file server and install another guest OS and
    set it up as a "separate application server".

    FYI if the licensing has not changed, if you install the beefed up host with
    Win 2k3 Enterprise you are entitled to install up to 4 guests operating
    systems under the Enterprise licensing.


    hth
    DDS


    "circulent" <circulent@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:8734D254-7B2E-46D8-9DB2-46BF34F688AA@xxxxxx

    > Let me restate the 1st question:
    >
    > I have an existing file server which i would like to turn into a file
    > server
    > and a separate application server. Can this be done with this software? Or
    > does do the 2 separate OS' have to be installed clean from the start and
    > configured from there?
    >
    > "Danny Sanders" wrote:
    >

    >> > 1. Is it possible to virtualize an existing server into 2 separate
    >> > servers?
    >> > If so, do i simply install the application and trun from there? Or do I
    >> > need
    >> > to build it fdrom the ground up?
    >>
    >> Not totally sure what you are asking here. You can set up 2 separate
    >> servers
    >> and run one service from the existing server on one of the servers and
    >> run
    >> another service from the existing server on the second machine.
    >>

    >> > 2. Once a physical box is setup with 2 virtual servers, is it possible
    >> > to
    >> > setup a different static IP for each virtual server? (I would think so
    >> > but
    >> > just want to confirm)
    >>
    >> Yes
    >>
    >>
    >> hth
    >> DDS
    >>
    >>
    >> "circulent" <circulent@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    >> news:B466191F-2C8B-4401-B397-E84D835D13A5@xxxxxx

    >> >I am exploring the use of Virtual Server 2005, and have a few basic
    >> >questions:
    >> >
    >> > 1. Is it possible to virtualize an existing server into 2 separate
    >> > servers?
    >> > If so, do i simply install the application and trun from there? Or do I
    >> > need
    >> > to build it fdrom the ground up?
    >> >
    >> > 2. Once a physical box is setup with 2 virtual servers, is it possible
    >> > to
    >> > setup a different static IP for each virtual server? (I would think so
    >> > but
    >> > just want to confirm)
    >> >
    >> > Thanks
    >>
    >>
    >>


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  6. #5


    Bill Grant Guest

    Re: New to Virtual Server 2005



    "circulent" <circulent@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:8734D254-7B2E-46D8-9DB2-46BF34F688AA@xxxxxx

    > Let me restate the 1st question:
    >
    > I have an existing file server which i would like to turn into a file
    > server
    > and a separate application server. Can this be done with this software? Or
    > does do the 2 separate OS' have to be installed clean from the start and
    > configured from there?
    >
    Virtual Server is an application program, not a magic potion.

    How would you turn one physical server into two physical servers? When
    you work out how to do that, you will be able to do much the same thing
    using two virtual machines instead of the two physical ones.



      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  7. #6


    Bo Berglund Guest

    Re: New to Virtual Server 2005

    On Fri, 26 Sep 2008 12:12:01 -0700, circulent
    <circulent@xxxxxx> wrote:

    >Let me restate the 1st question:
    >
    >I have an existing file server which i would like to turn into a file server
    >and a separate application server. Can this be done with this software? Or
    >does do the 2 separate OS' have to be installed clean from the start and
    >configured from there?
    >
    So what you want is to do P2V (physical to virtual) to create two
    virtual machines from one physical machine while also stripping one of
    some functions of the original and the other of other functions on the
    original?

    It is hard enough to do P2V in the first place since the hardware
    differs so much from the physical world inside a virtualized
    environment. I know of exactly zero programs that will do what you
    want on the fly.

    Do yourself a break and create the virtual machines from scratch.
    You can do one first and install the basic server operating system
    including any security and other OS updates. Also install the VM
    Additions.

    Then you can clone this into two servers by copying the VHD file
    (note: do not copy the vmc file) into a new folder and then create yet
    another VS2005 guest while pointing it to the copied VHD disk. You
    save yourself the OS installation time.
    But you *must* run NewSID on the second server when you start it
    because you cannot have two servers running with the same SID. This is
    not an issue if you run the OS setup from scratch on the second guest
    too (obviously with a fresh and empty VHD file in that case).

    Then install any server role you want on these two servers.

    --

    Bo Berglund (Sweden)

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  8. #7


    circulent Guest

    Re: New to Virtual Server 2005

    ok thanks Bo

    "Bo Berglund" wrote:

    > On Fri, 26 Sep 2008 12:12:01 -0700, circulent
    > <circulent@xxxxxx> wrote:
    >

    > >Let me restate the 1st question:
    > >
    > >I have an existing file server which i would like to turn into a file server
    > >and a separate application server. Can this be done with this software? Or
    > >does do the 2 separate OS' have to be installed clean from the start and
    > >configured from there?
    > >
    > So what you want is to do P2V (physical to virtual) to create two
    > virtual machines from one physical machine while also stripping one of
    > some functions of the original and the other of other functions on the
    > original?
    >
    > It is hard enough to do P2V in the first place since the hardware
    > differs so much from the physical world inside a virtualized
    > environment. I know of exactly zero programs that will do what you
    > want on the fly.
    >
    > Do yourself a break and create the virtual machines from scratch.
    > You can do one first and install the basic server operating system
    > including any security and other OS updates. Also install the VM
    > Additions.
    >
    > Then you can clone this into two servers by copying the VHD file
    > (note: do not copy the vmc file) into a new folder and then create yet
    > another VS2005 guest while pointing it to the copied VHD disk. You
    > save yourself the OS installation time.
    > But you *must* run NewSID on the second server when you start it
    > because you cannot have two servers running with the same SID. This is
    > not an issue if you run the OS setup from scratch on the second guest
    > too (obviously with a fresh and empty VHD file in that case).
    >
    > Then install any server role you want on these two servers.
    >
    > --
    >
    > Bo Berglund (Sweden)
    >

      My System SpecsSystem Spec


New to Virtual Server 2005
Similar Threads
Thread Forum
Virtual Server 2005 or Virtual PC 2007 - to run server labs ? Virtual PC
Re: WSUS 3.0 SP1 Running as a Virtual Machine in Virtual Server 2005 Virtual Server
Virtual Server 2005 R2 SP1 - How to drag files into Virtual Server? Virtual Server
Moving Virtual Machine from Hyper-v to Virtual Server 2005 Virtual Server
Virtual Server 2005 r2 - moving VPC server to server - blue screen Virtual Server