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    Hi I have just got a spec for a dell server to run ubuntu moodle on. Dell wont support ubuntu. How do others do it? I was thinking....... vmware esxi and ubuntu running in a vm?

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    I think VM on anything is the way all servers are going.

    While Dell might not support it, it should still work fine!

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    Only do esxi if you're going to be running other vms on the box as well otherwise you're just adding another layer of stuff to go wrong.
    But you'll find unbuntu will run on most things. If in doubt ask on the ubuntu forums

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    Even though Dell *say* they won't support it, it still runs!
    Here we run two virtual machines, one being mysql one apache, both with 6gb of ram.

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    And for all Dell say they don't support the Ubuntu OS, they will still have to support any hardware faults under the standard warrantys etc.

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    Have dell stopped providing Ubuntu as an option? It seemed to be on alot of servers when I last looked. Just go for it, I'm sure you'll get either Ubuntu, Debian, ESXi or Xen working on it.

    A benifit of running ESXi or Xen even when only running one VM is it provides an easy backup and restore, and snapshotting facility for people who might not be totally confident with *nix. ie any monkey can double click a VM image and click "restore" should you ever be ill, dead, leave...

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    PS: if going down the ESXi route Dell do an option where they add an SD card into the server which has the base OS on, therefore leaving 100% of your HDD's for your VMs.

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