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    What are the best practices for virtualization.  How virtualization should be used, so that developers can be provided a platform(with ease of use) for testing/trying new technologies?


    The main usage for virtualzation is for testing/trying beta products, for example using various MS 2008 beta products. The problem we are facing is with VM file size. Devs can't keep local copy of VM on local workstation(that will eat up the harddisk space).  Keeping/setting up VM on a remote machine, means we can't give admin rights to users(to restrict users from doing any changes to the products installed on VM machine which can effect other users using that VM). Also how networking  can be handle in this scenario(VM running on a remote machine and not user's local mahine). For security We don't want to enable Internet/Intranet on VMs.






    Friday, December 28, 2007 7:36 PM

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  • Most people in your scenario create scripts / web interfaces where a Dev can request to have a VM created for them - and have the Dev be given Admin privilege inside the virtual machine - but not on the Virtual Server computer itself.


    What network resources would the virtual machine need to access?




    Monday, December 31, 2007 10:57 PM