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I was wondering if its possible to use Ubuntu server as virtualization center as ESXi Vmware? I am asking this coz i read this in ubuntu website:

"Ubuntu includes a Virtual Machine Builder which makes this process simple and replicable allowing multiple pre-configured machines to be deployed instantly".

If its possible how can i do such thing?.

with all respect. Hitham Melhem

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Ubuntu as a virtualization host is more comparable with VMware Server than ESXi, since you're not running on bare-metal.

Check out this document which describes KVM, a common virtualization method for Ubuntu, which is probably what you've read about:

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/KVM

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Nice use of font size there hitham, the answer is no, VMWare vSphere vCenter is a Windows application only.

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thank you but the font was made by wrong but thanks again for your responding . –  hitham Jun 17 '10 at 18:19

ESXi installs directly onto bare metal - not into a host OS. Installing ESXi into a VM inside VMware Server might (theoretically) be possible - but I wouldn't try.

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AFAIK you can install ESXi in a VM, but it won't let you start any VMs on the VM (if you know what I mean) –  JamesHannah Jul 8 '10 at 22:27
    
will it? I've not tried, but I thought it relied on direct access to the virtualizing features of the underlying processor –  warren Jul 8 '10 at 22:43

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