Virtual Server 2005 R2 Host Clustering Instructions

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  1. wkasdo says:

    > if you’re familiar with VMotion from a competitor product suite ;), it’s similar, but better, and doesn’t cost anything.

    Whoa, not so fast here. I read the whitepaper, and you have not convinced me at all.

    > it’s similar

    Only in the sense that the functionality is about the same. VMotion works out of the box with no need for a complicated cluster config that is limited to 8 hosts anyway. I’m curious of the performance of host clustering is as good as VMotion, do you have any numbers on that? If I ping a guest in VMotion, there is not a single packet lost.

    > and doesn’t cost anything.

    Since when is W2003 EE available at no cost?

  2. At this stage, all I can say is look for more announcements around this area at IT Forum next week where the first public viewings of this technology will be made – there are no public figures available yet; hopefully soon. Agree, WS2003 EE is not no cost, but that clearly wasn’t what I saying – to clarify, this add-on to virtual server and its support of clustered host environments when using Virtual Server 2005 R2 is at no additional cost over the VMM itself.

    Remember also that as from Dec 1, the subsequent launch of WS2003 R2 EE, the EULA will be that you can also run four virtual workloads on top of the host OS from one license.