TonyJK
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Running VC Server on Windows 2008 Server ?

We are runing VC Server on a Windows 2003 Server which is going to be expired of lease.

My supervisor would like to lease a new physical server running Windows 2008. So far as I know, VMWare doesn't support VC Server on Windows 2008 yet. Is there any fellow who have tried to run VC Server on a Windows 2008 machine ?

Moreover, if it is running RAID 1 with 136GB HD, should we create 2 partitions or just use a big C drive ?

Besides, what stuff we have migrated to the new server ? I believe that it will be the SQL Server DB + License File. Do I miss out anything ?

Thanks

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johnswb
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If I were trying this I would install 2008 on a VM along with VC for test only.

Will Johnson VCP on VI3 / VI4 vSphere 5
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The latest version of VC supports hosting on Windows Server 2008, so no problem there - fully supported for production use. I'd recommend you install it in a virtual machine, at least 2GHz CPU, 2Gb RAM, 2Gb HDD, and move away from physical VC thinking unless you're going to co-host VCB Proxy.

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ablej
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I thought the latest version supported Windows 2008 as a Guest OS, but didn't support VC installed on Windows 2008. Could you point out the document stating VC is supported on Windows 2008. This would be great newsw to me, since I have been wanting to deploy VC on 2008 in our new enviroment.

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johnswb
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I'm with you, I have yet to see support for 2008. This is why I suggested running test only on a VM.

Will Johnson VCP on VI3 / VI4 vSphere 5
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Bovine
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Oops my bad, jumping the gun....

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jdlizzle
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Is there any news on this? Wow vmware is really behind on this one...

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