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ndx
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Is it possible to create virtual clones of a computer?
      #303642 - 09/08/05 06:22 AM

Our product must support up to 10000 systems. But in my world we have only 50 ones. The aim is to test as much as possible systems. Is it possible to clone systems anyhow and get many computers in network?

If we run 3 virtual machines on each system we will not have enough systems for our testing (only 150).


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Re: Is it possible to create virtual clones of a computer?
      #303643 - 09/08/05 08:05 AM

ndx, you can go for a good automation tool for load testing, e.g. SilkTest, WinRunner etc.

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ndx
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Re: Is it possible to create virtual clones of a computer?
      #303644 - 09/08/05 11:19 PM

It's no news to me. But I want to have numerous systems in network while having only 50 real ones.

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Re: Is it possible to create virtual clones of a computer?
      #303645 - 09/09/05 01:18 PM

VMWare

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ndx
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Re: Is it possible to create virtual clones of a computer?
      #303646 - 09/11/05 11:57 PM

No.

I want that one system is shown with different names in network. Only in this case I can get numerous system in our network.


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Re: Is it possible to create virtual clones of a computer?
      #303647 - 09/12/05 10:24 AM

What?

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Re: Is it possible to create virtual clones of a computer?
      #303648 - 09/12/05 10:55 AM

You may need to clarify your request.
I believe that you want one "box" to appear as many (more than 3) seprate computers.
Your first post indicates you are using some kind of VMware as you claim to be running 3 "virtual servers on each system".

Are you trying to simulate machine names?
Are you trying to simulate MAC addresses?
Are you trying to simulate IP addresses?


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ndx
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Re: Is it possible to create virtual clones of a computer?
      #303649 - 09/12/05 11:33 PM

May be it's sheer folly but my answer is "Yes!" for all last three questions.

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Re: Is it possible to create virtual clones of a computer?
      #303650 - 09/13/05 03:48 PM

VMWare should do all of that. We run 30+ servers off of a single machine.

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ndx
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Re: Is it possible to create virtual clones of a computer?
      #303651 - 09/14/05 02:40 AM

It's difficult to imagine it. Could you clarify, if it's not a top secret of course:-), what configuration had machine (CPU, RAM, OS etc.) and servers (OS) you run? What was version of VMWare?

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Re: Is it possible to create virtual clones of a computer?
      #303652 - 09/14/05 08:58 AM

ESX produces VMWare, it runs on a linux kernel, but is proprietary. I'm not sre of the server specs, but I know it is beefy (4 processors @ aprox. 3 Ghz, 8+ Gigs RAM)

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Re: Is it possible to create virtual clones of a computer?
      #303653 - 10/11/05 02:24 AM

where can i get this VMwhare?


thank in advanced,


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Re: Is it possible to create virtual clones of a computer?
      #303654 - 10/11/05 07:53 AM

try google.

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Re: Is it possible to create virtual clones of a computer?
      #303655 - 11/28/05 06:58 PM

it's risky to create virtual clones of PCs in a testing or development environment, given all the changes that occur. I agree, that VMWare is the way to go, but you should also look at Akimbi Slingshot as an add-on, they have created an added value app for VMWare, designed especially for the test and dev ( ever changing ) environments.

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ndx
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Re: Is it possible to create virtual clones of a computer?
      #303656 - 01/26/06 12:17 AM

Does anybody know companies which provide test environment with plenty boxes?

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Re: Is it possible to create virtual clones of a computer?
      #303657 - 03/16/06 04:47 PM

boxingdog, are you a shill for Akimbi? All your posts appear to be touting the company. We don't discourage helpful advice from vendors, but it's customary to reveal such an affiliation.

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