We have decided to start using virtual servers where I work and I am very excited about the prospect. Over the next few months I will be consolidating a number of physical servers into virtual servers using VMware’s vSphere 5. As I only have some experience with Microsoft Hyper-V I needed to get up to speed with how VMware functions. Once again I turned to Trainsignal for my training needs with their VMware VSphere 5 training kit. It will take me a few weeks to view all the material that is provided, however I am looking forward to the process.
While I wait for our servers to arrive I have downloaded the VMware trial edition of vSphere and installed it within a virtual machine on my MacBook Pro. The virtual machine on the Mac is Parallels Desktop 7. I also order 8 GB of RAM for my laptop so I can use numerous virtual machines at once. This is obvious for testing purposes only. I will continue to update this blog with my progress as I move along, as well as my continuing work with my CCNA studies. It looks like I will have a busy schedule for the next few months.