Today I'm in the process of installing some physical servers. To put this into perspective due to the companies I have worked for over the last few years adopting virtualisation I haven't installed Windows Server let alone commission a physical server from sysprep up.
Imagine then being asked to connect from my office in Manchester to Integrated Lights Out (ilo) on a server in a data centre in London then install Windows from an iso in another data centre across a highly contended line! I've been going for 3 hours now and am only at Expanding Files (0%)... Virtualisation offers many benefits but one which I have taken for granted is the speed and ease with which a new server can be commissioned.
Has anyone taken on a task in a physical environment recently that virtualisation has made so much quicker / easier?
Expanding Files has just changed to (1%)... ;-)