After having a play with VMware ESXi, I’ve decided to pick it for my virtualisation solution. My ESXi box will be configured as: HP N40L Microserver 2 x 4GB Kingston Non-ECC RAM 8GB Sandisk Cruizer USB thumb drive 5 x 2TB Hitachi 7K2000 HDDs HP P410 Storage Array with 512MB cache + battery backup HP NC360T […]
Today I thought I would have a quick crack at installing Win 7 Home Premium x64 via a ISO onto the newly created VM Server. The ISO was on my NAS and the path was shared out as a NFS Share. The process was relatively simple once I had the vSphere client up and running.
I haven’t decided on which virtualisation platform I am going to use yet between VMware’s ESXi and Citrix’s XenServer. For now, I am playing around with the VMware offering. Installed to a USB stick with no issues. Ironically, no OSX support for the management application and the recommended approach is to run it under VMware […]