so they say...
I'll let the master @olivier comment
but, I spy...
a. Free ( I believe there are lots of options for free, as above services are not critical, it's okay)
b. Free VMs Backup software availability
c. Easily manageable comparitely ( I am currently testing VMWare ESXi 6 free, which is not complicated for me and got an app for Android to monitor/manage few things on Server. And not sure how Hyper-V free is going to work).
Looking forward for suggestions !!
a. XenServer 7.0
b. XenServer 7.0
c. XenServer 7.0
Hope to start playing around in the next day or so!
A huge part of this problem is XS | Hyper-V | etc. have all done a piss-poor job of messaging & letting folks know about the value they bring.
Example, XS has a Tech Preview that "supports" SMB3. You can only get access to this preview if you have existing retail licenses.
Why make it tougher for anyone to try a product?
@scottalanmiller says "This goes against my recent writings that the LAN is a legacy concept and being phased out for security and flexibility reasons. In the California IT scene, the LAN is already not the norm. The east coast IT scene is much more traditional, but as the LAN becomes increasingly unnecessary I see "enterprise" very much not the term for this model. Enterprises are the ones best equipped to move to more modern structural models."
The world is becoming a "smaller" place, where physical boundaries no longer restrictive.
What is the next gen "connect" should we looking at?
I do think that it has a lot of thin client potential. Are you looking at RDS, VDI, something completely different?
I bought one to test.
I installed the Microsoft Remote Desktop app https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.microsoft.rdc.android
Looking to use it for RDS, VDI & Unidesk VDI
Let's say we have 3 types of users connection to an application via RDP (2012R2 RDS)
Type 1: Users are on the LAN (I know, I know @scottalanmiller some of us are a 'lil behind with implementing a LANless design)
Type 2: Users connect via VPN (from home/remote office)
Type 3: Users (are contractors), they connect via VPN from overseas
This seems like a good use case for ZeroTier
Now, you did not mention your hypervisor choice. I'll throw some ideas out there.
- XenServer: XS is 100% free including all of the tools that you need for it. It is super easy to use and amazingly powerful. Full replicated local storage is included in it, as is high availability features. It has very high performance and is very mature. It has, by far, the best centralized management options (for free no less) than any of its competitors. Easiest to use, most powerful and robust option in my experience.
- Hyper-V: HV is 100% free but does not include as many ancillary tools or features. For replicated local storage you will use StarWind, which is free but third party. You will get full HA with RLS for zero cost here as well. More complex, less performant, less mature. But definitely your second choice. Bigger learning curve in my experience.
- VMware: Not free, will be a few thousand dollars to get fewer features than either XenServer or Hyper-V. Very mature. You will use StarWind here again, but StarWind does not have the same level of integration here as on Hyper-V so while it is the best choice, it is not as ideal as it is on Hyper-V. So very high cost, loss of features, loss of storage performance.
None of these come with support in the base price, all allow you to pay for support after installing. XenServer has excellent support from Citrix and numerous third parties. VMware has excellent support from, well, VMware, of course. Hyper-V is mired with Microsoft's notoriously bad support.
I'm more of a Hyper-V guy (like 99.99%)
I've taken a quickie look at XS, even went as far as doing a test install.
I really like the look & feel of XS, but I'm not yet comfortable enough to deploy in production.
It has been mentioned here that folks like NTG can provide support.
Is it possible to start a list of who's who regarding 3rd party support of XS?
I'm sure there are plenty of folks like me that would like to know.[link text]([link url](link url))
Has anyone else been locked (aka suspended) out of their Vitelity account?
I just got a suspension notice via email.
I login to refill the account & it says I need to pay $16,500 + $50 to reopen the account..
I called 'em, they say a few people are having similar issues
Found this thread by SAM
Last post by @scottalanmiller was on Aug. 2015.
What has changed?
Why everybody seems to need a GUI for KVM? Virsh can do absolutely anything, in a much more concise, fast and elegant way. It's also very bandwidth friendly.
Because some of us "just" want it. Why it this so hard for some of you to understand?
Maybe for virtualized Windows guest that needs console acces? Does cockpit provides that feature?
Yes it does.
Client has the following:
3x network printers
1x fax machine
Provide general IT support.
Must be available to take calls 5am - 4pm: M-F and 6am - 2pm: 2x Saturdays per month.
Question: what would you charge per month?
The only piece that isn't super obvious is... what would be the best access method for remote management of the three non-HQ restaurant PCs? There are only a few machines, so maybe some service has a free tier that would cover this?
Or set up OpenVPN on the ERLs there and use that from the IT manager's workstation to connect ad hoc to a site to access the PCs over RDP? Or even simpler, just open RDP but IP lock it only to the four sites. RDP isn't that insecure on its own, people like to say that but it's mostly a myth. But add IP firewall locking to just the four restaurant or HQ sites and it's just as secure as any VPN, but really simplified.
Oh, don’t forget the automation part: I’ve never installed a Linux machine under KVM, you can use virt-builder to get almost every distro (customized with user, ssh keys etc) in seconds. I also automate it with simple script that also use virt-install… pair it with ansible, and you can recreate your environment from scratch with a single command.
Can someone please show/write a "how to" since you guys all say this Ansible stuff is easy?
The one downside with Twilio is support.
Free support is via email, unless you want to pay (per month) & it ain't cheap.
I've never had a problem with their free, E-mail support. I usually got responses within 24 hours.
Same experience as you, just thought it needed to be mentioned.