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    I am investigating vmware and I would like to install it on my pc as I am lead to believe that you can obtain a 60 day evaluation.

    Can I install it on my pc or do I need to have a san?

    Sorry for the stupid question but I am new to vmware.

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    Re: ESX Server

    ESX is supported on a wide range of SERVER systems; it CAN sometimes be installed on workstation hardware but you're talking about a full moon, a following wind and a four leafed clover in your pocket. Also, it would be completely unsupported.

    Don't forget that ESX installs on bare metal - it does not install on Windows or Linux and it's almost impossible to get it working in a virtualised environment. (I say almost simply because I have heard anecdotes of people getting it working in a VM but I don't REALLY believe it).


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    • #3
      Re: ESX Server

      ::glances at the OP's forum name::

      You're new to VMWare, but you're a VMWare admin. That's fine, but get ready to inhale a vast amount of information to get proficient at this.

      How'd you land your VM admin job or did you involuntarily volunteer?

      Anyways, here's some links about this topic:
      http://itknowledgeexchange.techtarge...n-a-vmware-vm/
      http://itknowledgeexchange.techtarge...erver-and-usb/


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      • #4
        Re: ESX Server

        Originally posted by Nonapeptide View Post
        ::glances at the OP's forum name::

        You're new to VMWare, but you're a VMWare admin. That's fine, but get ready to inhale a vast amount of information to get proficient at this.

        How'd you land your VM admin job or did you involuntarily volunteer?
        heh heh.. attention to detail aye..


        in addition to that.. follow this link as it provide details on mostly working configurations for VMWARE whiteboxes

        http://vmetc.com/2008/03/21/cheap-es...s-for-testing/

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        • #5
          Re: ESX Server

          Hi.

          I have both installed Esx 3.5 and 3i on different WS without any real issue.
          Used AMD/Intel boxes, Adaptec/LSI Sata Raid cards and the onboard SATA controller.

          For testing purpose this should all be fine.

          Also installed on older srv hw, like HP DL360 / DL380 / ML 360 .
          All this is good for testing different things and dont have to test on the production sys.

          Good luck
          /Matz

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          • #6
            Re: ESX Server

            Originally posted by Stonelaughter View Post
            ESX is supported on a wide range of SERVER systems; it CAN sometimes be installed on workstation hardware but you're talking about a full moon, a following wind and a four leafed clover in your pocket. Also, it would be completely unsupported.

            Don't forget that ESX installs on bare metal - it does not install on Windows or Linux and it's almost impossible to get it working in a virtualised environment. (I say almost simply because I have heard anecdotes of people getting it working in a VM but I don't REALLY believe it).
            Stonelaughter ---- It works - believe it me works, I had a VC 2xESX Hosts and Openfiler all set up in Workstation 6.0 up until a few months ago, when ESX went to 3.5 and the whole went FUBAR. Only recently (with the release of Workstation 6.5 Beta 2) is it possible to run ESX 3.5 and power on a VM. So I now have the same setup as above with 3.5 Hosts. It is a huge resource HOG!!!!!!

            Of course this is only for testing purposes. If you were ever thinking that this could get to anywhere near a physical server - no way. Testing and educational purposes only!!!!
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            • #7
              Re: ESX Server

              Originally posted by Nonapeptide View Post
              ::glances at the OP's forum name::

              You're new to VMWare, but you're a VMWare admin. That's fine, but get ready to inhale a vast amount of information to get proficient at this.

              How'd you land your VM admin job or did you involuntarily volunteer?

              Anyways, here's some links about this topic:
              http://itknowledgeexchange.techtarge...n-a-vmware-vm/
              http://itknowledgeexchange.techtarge...erver-and-usb/


              Keep it up!
              My post doesn't state that I am working as a VMware admin, just a meaningless username!

              Thanks for the links, they should come in handy for me

              I would just like to install it on my pc and play about with the software to help me learn all about ESX server / Virtual machines

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