So far I haven’t had much luck transforming my render farm to a fully virtualized environment for easier management of the render nodes’ software config.
I’ve tried Microsoft’s Hyper-V technology at first as it seemed like the easiest path, but I couldn’t have achieved what I’ve wanted from the setup:
- Startup of the render nodes
- Have all the render nodes boot up to a centralized virtual OS
- Render tasks
I’ve even tried the SCVMM, but it was way too complex and complicated so I didn’t actually spend too much time fiddling with it.
So, no virtualization tips from me right now, all is still one big work in progress, but I’ll be posting updates as soon as I have them.