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%)... 😉
I've grown up reading Tom Clancy and probably most of you have at least seen Red October, so this book caught my eye when browsing used books for a recent trip. It's a fairly human look at what's involved in sailing on a Trident missile submarine...