Hardware Requirements For Hardware

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Requirements analysis The first task in requirements analysis is to gather background information about hardware requirements, software requirements, and processes that currently take place. The following aspects were analyzed. Hardware analysis In analyzing the host computer, compatibility of the hardware for both Hyper-v and VMware’s Vsphere has to be considered. After consulting the Vsphere manual provided by VMware the following specifications come out clearly. The minimum host system requirements for installing and using Vsphere are: Standard x86-64 or x64 compatible with virtualization capability feature turned on. Speed of processor a minimum of 1.3 GHz although faster is better. Random Access Memory should be a minimum of 1 GB but higher memory would be better since, recommendation for at least 2 GB by Vsphere is important to keep in mind. A free memory 2 GB is recommended for installation and software files storage. The total amount of memory one can allocate to virtual machines on a single physical computer is limited only by the hard disk memory on the host machine. The minimum memory for each virtual computer on 32-bit is 8 - Gigabit and on 64 - bit is 32 Gigabit. Since hard disk of at least 1 Gigabit free disk space is recommended for each guest operating system. So a memory of about 60 GB is will be enough for this project. A 32-bit display adapter for display is recommended. Software requirements analysis It is necessary to use a 32-bit operating system as a guest virtual machine on host server running a 64 – bit. Therefore, the virtualized machine use virtualization software for the instruction set while improving performance. In most installations, an antivirus package software program will be required. The... ... middle of paper ... ...ormation technology enhances the sharing of real host hardware (Howell, Williams, & Lindsay, 2003). Information technology takes charge of memory and processor management, resource allocation which each virtual operating system requires to dispatch its operations (Van der Molen, 2010). This technique is supported fully by Vsphere as compared to Hyper-v which doesn’t support it. Operating System dependence Virtual machine memory management creates another difference between the two virtual machines. Vsphere does not mostly rely on a given operating system resources and also information technology does not depend on general operating system where Hyper-v communicates and relies on the host operating system that is windows server operating system. Vsphere supports 96 guest operating systems more than Hype-v which supports only 20 guest operating systems (Toraldo, 2012).
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