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accepted Running VMware Virtual Machines on a Workstation machine
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comment Running VMware Virtual Machines on a Workstation machine
Thanks ErikA! Im going to go ahead and start setting up a machine for ESXi. I'll be using Ubuntu Server as my "file server" VM. This also gives me a lot more info to ask my much bigger question regrding my Virtual architecture, but I'll do a bit later on in the week. Thanks!
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comment Running VMware Virtual Machines on a Workstation machine
Thanx Erik. Just for closure, do you have any concerns with having a "file server" as one of the VMs? From what I've been seeing, a lot of people setup their whitebox, have ESXi booting from USB flash drive, and then have their datastore on a separate networked device. I'm trying to be prudent with my budget and available space, whilst also allowing for the future. So yes, this is going to a production environment for my small business.
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comment Running VMware Virtual Machines on a Workstation machine
yea, looks like esxi runs straight on top of the hardware - thegeekstuff.com/2010/06/…
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comment Running VMware Virtual Machines on a Workstation machine
Please also keep in mind that I haven't factored in VLANs into this setup yet. Thanks!
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comment Running VMware Virtual Machines on a Workstation machine
Thanx sysadmin! Regarding the hardware requirements, I haven't decided on a M/B yet, but a Dual Xeon came to mind, with at least 8GB of RAM. I have 4x 1.5TB SATA drives and considering RAID10. Your last line however, worries me to an extent...I am considering this setup for my small business. There are 6 users incl. myself, and I don't have a big budget. But I am trying to go for a setup/architecture that is scalable into the future.
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comment Running VMware Virtual Machines on a Workstation machine
Hey Erik, thanx for the reply! ESXi was an option I considered...although iirc it is "headless", ie. it acts purely as a server and cannot be used in a workstation fashion. Am I correct in my undertsanding of this? Am I also correct in assuming that once installed, ESXi becomes the host OS and cannot be used in conjunction with another OS unless the latter is a VM?
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Apr
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comment Consolidating Windows and Linux servers
@Gomibushi: we have opted for a NAS storage solution
Apr
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comment Consolidating Windows and Linux servers
Thanx Gomibushi, thats great advice!
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accepted Consolidating Windows and Linux servers
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comment Consolidating Windows and Linux servers
That's fantastic! Thank u gravyface!
Apr
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comment Consolidating Windows and Linux servers
Ah, Xen looks like it does! :)
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comment Consolidating Windows and Linux servers
hi gravyface, thanx for the reply! I get the impression then that there is no way to "mix up" windows AND Linux OS's into one machine? I've heard about Hyper-V on Windows, but this will not allow linux
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