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    GW2014 and Windows Server and Hyper-V

    I have searched the internet for some feedback using all these products together have not found much. Every time I find a virtualization blog it has to do with running SLES in the VM rather than Windows. Are there any down falls to this?

    My clients are very small, So I thought that running all the Windows AD stuff services and Groupwise in a VM on the same server would be the way to go... Is it? Or would it be easier to run in the physical space?

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    Re: GW2014 and Windows Server and Hyper-V

    In article <susantci.75wl1z@no-mx.forums.microfocus.com>, Susantci wrote:
    > Every time I find a virtualization blog
    > it has to do with running SLES in the VM rather than Windows.

    That is because there are just more installs that way with vmware being
    the leading virtualization vendor and Microsoft trying to catch up.

    > Are there any down falls to this?

    None that I am aware of, and it is a supported configuration.

    > My clients are very small, So I thought that running all the Windows AD
    > stuff services and Groupwise in a VM on the same server would be the way
    > to go... Is it?

    It is certainly a viable way to go. For my small clients I run vmware's
    ESXi on the bare metal and the SLES and/or Windows guests on top as
    needed. The vast majority of the market is fully switched assuming
    virtualized as default with there being little advantage to running apps
    on their own direction hardware anymore.


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    Re: GW2014 and Windows Server and Hyper-V

    Thanks.

    How many cores and how much memory would you dedicate to Groupwise?

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    Re: GW2014 and Windows Server and Hyper-V

    Hi,

    Kindly indicate what agents and how many users per server and we should be able to give you some idea.

    Many thanks in advance.

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    Re: GW2014 and Windows Server and Hyper-V

    20 users, POA MTA GWIA WEbaccess

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    Re: GW2014 and Windows Server and Hyper-V

    Hi,

    Seeing as you are running all agents, most particularly WebAccess, on the same VM I would suggest nothing less than 8GB Memory. 2 Core should be sufficient.

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    Re: GW2014 and Windows Server and Hyper-V

    Thanks. I will probably do 16 gb and start with 2 cores. Then to go 3 if necessary.

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    Re: GW2014 and Windows Server and Hyper-V

    Quote Originally Posted by susantci View Post
    I have searched the internet for some feedback using all these products together have not found much. Every time I find a virtualization blog it has to do with running SLES in the VM rather than Windows. Are there any down falls to this?

    My clients are very small, So I thought that running all the Windows AD stuff services and Groupwise in a VM on the same server would be the way to go... Is it? Or would it be easier to run in the physical space?
    I also have a small setup. I support about 80 email users and am running Groupwise 2014 on SLES 11 SP4 as a virtual machine inside Hyper-V (host system is Windows 2012). I have had no problems whatsoever with it. Been running great.

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