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    Hmmm, so how do I try this without having to go buy a brand new server?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hightower View Post
    Hmmm, so how do I try this without having to go buy a brand new server?!
    You dont need virtualisation on your CPU for running linux guests, but you do for windows. // Sorry, i think im wrong there, im not sure esxi or xen will install without it. Maybe im wrong, dunno

    Heres the list of VI enabled intels [ame]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/X86_virtualization[/ame]
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    Quote Originally Posted by j17sparky View Post
    You dont need virtualisation on your CPU for running linux guests, but you do for windows. // Sorry, i think im wrong there, im not sure esxi or xen will install without it. Maybe im wrong, dunno
    No, ESXi won't install without it.

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    Could you not just use ESXi 3.5? ESX 3.5 certainly didn't need VT extensions to run, you would be restricted to 32 bit guests, but Windows and Linux will both be fine.

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    It is 3.5 that I downloaded and tried to run....

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    Quote Originally Posted by j17sparky View Post
    You dont need virtualisation on your CPU for running linux guests, but you do for windows. // Sorry, i think im wrong there, im not sure esxi or xen will install without it. Maybe im wrong, dunno

    Heres the list of VI enabled intels x86 virtualization - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    VT was for Windows guests with Xen, HyperV, Virtual Iron etc. VMware before v4 had no specific requirements for it, only if you wanted guests that were 64 bit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hightower View Post
    It is 3.5 that I downloaded and tried to run....
    The hardware will still need to be compatible.

    The key things are network and storage. There is only limited support for a couple of IDE controllers with ESXi3.

    Ultimate VMWare ESX Whitebox gives some idea as to what can be made to work. The other option would be to get hold of a ML115/ML110 G5 if you can (ML115 is the one I prefer). All you need to get ESXi going with that is a 4GB usb stick and an extra GB of RAM.

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    Might be nice to see yours in action webman....

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