Does anyone use the KBOX 1000/2000 as virtual applicances? We use Vsphere in our organisation with around 650 nodes and i wanted to know if it work as good as it does as a physical appliance. If it does then i am thinking of migrating it to a VM.

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We use VKBOXs for disaster recovery, and I've worked with them quite a bit. The speed of the VM is going to depend on the hardware on which it is running. You have to keep in mind that the host OS is going to eat up some resources. We use VMware ESXi on hardware similar to the KBOX device, and the VMs run substantially slower. To give you an example of speed, the last server upgrade took about 30 minutes on our hardware KBOX and about 4 hours on our VKBOXs.

If you have plenty of hardware power, then you should be able to get the VM running as fast or faster than the standard K1000 device. As far as functionality goes, there is absolutely no difference between the VK1000 and the K1000.
Answered 05/19/2011 by: airwolf
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ive been using VM since the begining and have no problems whatsoever, again it really does depend on the hardware your VM's are on, going by that metric updates to our VM take about 30 mins.
Answered 05/23/2011 by: trentderby
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Has anyone succesfully migrated from Physical to Virtual with a K1000? We're running VSphere on ESX at my company and I'd be interested in this. I think we'd have plenty of resources to make it run fast if not faster than the physical K1000, but I'm not sure how to go about obtaining a VK1000 image.
Answered 09/29/2011 by: mwaychoff
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Contact Dell KACE sales about the Virtual K1000
Answered 10/01/2011 by: KevinG
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  • Hi, also curious about virtulization options and suggestions from first hand experience
  • we are curious to hear any feedback from first hand end users/admin how have gone P2V
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