I want to virtualize an existing Safeboot Server v22.214.171.124. Is it possible to run a simple physical to virtual conversion or will I run into problems concerning any hash values for the encryption etc.? Generally I think I could test everything with the virtual system and if I get any problems simply boot the old physical system.
Does anyone have any experience with situations like that?
Again not from a physical host but virtual to virtual (but not vmotion) so almost the same. You should be able to P to V it (VC 2) or use the plan consolodation wizard (VC 2.5). If you are using ESX i would strongly recommend using VC 2.5 as the consolodation wizard is great... Just point at a networked machine, give it credentials, pick a host, and it virtualises it for you
How are the virtual systems going? Seen any problems with it? Iv'e been told that <500 clients is ok in an vitrualized environment. There's suppose to be a whitepaper on that, but haven't found it yet... Are you running more clients?
I've seen it virtualised on an ESX box with a couple of thousand and no hiccups. I guess its about reserving it enough memory and being careful how many VMs are utilising the processor on each physical server. Apart from that its just about bandwidth and in all honesty ePO isn't paticularly bandwidth intensive, and if your base server has say a gb connection back to a switch and youre not running any other bandwidth intensive VMS i dont see there being a problem Patch 3 which is on the managed release phase at the moment (final testing and QA) adds support for ESX 3.5 if support is an issue. Since 4.0 virtualisation has been supported by ePO so I don't see why there would be a restriction on clients, its probably more about the underlying hardware/network.
There is a sizing guide that I thought came in the DOCUMENTATION folder with the installer. What I was told was that as long as the Virtual Machine has the same hardware allocated to it that the sizing guide has, there wouldn't be a problem. If the PDF didn't come with your installer, maybe the SAFEBOOT guy can dig it up.