K1000/K2000 Physical to Virtual Conversion
We're about due for a hardware refresh of our KACE appliances and we've been looking into the option about converting to their virtual platforms. I'd be interested in hearing any success/horror stories from other users who have gone through a conversion and can suggest any "gotchas" to watch out. Have your experiences using a virtual platform versus the physical appliance been positive or been nightmarish?
I've read some of the prep documentation and am trying to figure out a correlation of what my hardware specs should be like for a small environment like ours where we have approximately 800 managed hosts in 5 different locations in one state. Will the recommended 4 vCPU / 4GB RAM be enough or do I have to scale up? How has patching and managed installations worked out for you once going virtual? Will I only need one VM or do I have to worry about creating additional VM's for any other tasks (Not sure if I need a dedicated SQL or DB server now that I'm going off of a physical appliance)
I have a call scheduled with Dell to discuss but would love to hear some user opinions on this.
Thank you as always!
Community Chosen Answer
We moved our K1000 from physical to virtual and it was a fairly seamless transition. The new KBox was spun up and we restored our latest backup and everything started working. We have over 2400 systems in our inventory with a lot of custom inventory rules and our box performs pretty well with just 8GB of RAM.
Answered 07/28/2015 by: chucksteel
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