It’s nice when you get to finally see a lot of project pieces come together. I have been working with an insurance company for about three weeks now finishing up on a VMware View install and setup.
Nice beefy intel servers, world-class Isilon storage, and a lot of planning in order to replicate the entire installation offsite. There are a total of 11 virtual servers for their numerous apps(and I do mean numerous) and about 40 virtual desktops. We’ve set up some Persistent pools and some individual pools for special desktops such as accounting/check printing, etc.
My company specializes both in Disaster Recovery(DR) and virtualization – through offsite backups and mirrored server/cluster solutions.
It’s great to be on the edge of technology and show clients some great products and solutions that they can really benefit from; both short and long term.
They had an aging Active Directory, so one of the pieces of this project was starting fresh with a new domain, setting up Exchange 2007, and consolidating two domain’s mail to the one Exchange server.
Everything was actually switched over in one weekend. (it’s a dirty job, but someone’s got to do it) that was fun, working through the night has been a way of life on different projects like this.
Now what’s been on our plate is getting all the little helper applications working again, and trying to organize file structures, etc.
Well, I just wanted to update on recent things, but feel free to ask me if you want more details or have any questions.