Run SBE 2010 Vm inside the whitebox is this a good idea..
I’m still in the stage of planning to upgrade our SBE 12.5 to SBE 2010.
Some of the discussion inside the forum are very useful like what are the best practice on SBE, issues after they upgrade to SBE1020 and fix, backing up Vm’s issues, etc.. But what I wanted to know is it really a good idea to virtualize SBE2010? Or to run SBE2010 inside a esx host.
Currently my SBE 9.5 64bit is pretty much stable for more than 10 months. I was thinking if I can convert my physical server to a white box, I don’t have a ISCSI storage but I can make use of openfiler or freenas to host my 12Tb DAS and tape autoloader. We have two separate network/Switch for office LAN and Backup LAN.
The reason a want to do this is that my backup server is not really fully utilize and I have another ESX whitebox and vcenter with few vm’s running , I want to take advantage some of the good features of ESX4/ESXi like Vmotion, VDS, HA etc. then I can have a redundancy not only for the SBE but for my other vm’s as well. But this is only a plan. All thoughts and suggestions are welcome.