[Today's post comes to us courtesy of Jim Holtzman]
Greetings. I'm a technical writer on the EBS/SBS User Assistance team. I want to learn EBS well so I can write about it with some product knowledge. I currently run SBS2003 at home. I love SBS. Really love it. I want to love EBS. EBS and I need to go out on a date. Here's my plan:
- Set a budget of $2000 to purchase a server capable of running EBS virtually. I also love virtualization.
- Research hardware requirements for a new server.
- Find a server that meets my budget and requirements.
- Purchase the server.
- Research virtualizing EBS.
- Prepare the server for virtualization and EBS.
- Install EBS.
- Migrate SBS2003 to the new server.
- Evaluate the dating experience.
I plan on doing a running journal of this process on the blog. This post starts the journal.
Please note: this journal is by no means an accurate representation of what you, the customer, would go through in a production environment. First, you're much smarter than me. Second, you have more budget than me. Third, you have much more IT experience at the mid-market level than I do. So, this experience should be taken for what it is - setting up EBS to run on a home network, virtually.
Let the dating begin!