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Originally Posted by subassy;13544424 
They're just the broken image symbol. If I just enter http://db.tt/j6lbYZm into the URL bar is doesn't even come up. Actually it could be my work's proxy blocking the url shortener...

Proxy schmoxy tongue.gif
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Originally Posted by tehmaggot;13544412 
An SSD for ESXi is a bit overkill since you could just install it to a flashdrive and be just as happy (while using the mechanical drives for the VMs obviously).

Take that SSD and throw it in your main rig tongue.gif

Not necessarily a waste. There are some VMs that he can install on the SSD, especially if he uses thin-provisioning for the VM. If he's running a test database or some such, having that VM on the SSD would be useful because of the low access times.

Though I would install ESXi on a USB thumb drive as well and dedicate the SSD as a separate datastore... thumb.gif
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post #12 of 16
Pics work fine for me, blame your filter

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Originally Posted by ComGuards View Post
Me thinks it's your proxy I test from work and it comes up fine. It's a public Dropbox link... always worked elsewhere on this forum



Not necessarily a waste. There are some VMs that he can install on the SSD, especially if he uses thin-provisioning for the VM. If he's running a test database or some such, having that VM on the SSD would be useful because of the low access times.

Though I would install ESXi on a USB thumb drive as well and dedicate the SSD as a separate datastore...
True enough "Waste" probably wasn't the best word-choice. I didn't think the OP would be doing anything quite so hardcore, so I figured the SSD would give them more of a benefit in their main rig while throwing the ESXi install on a spare flashdrive, lol. I had this setup on my backup PC but I couldn't get network connectivity, so I just installed CentOS and called it a day
Edited by tehmaggot - 5/17/11 at 7:24pm
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post #13 of 16
Here ya go....


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post #14 of 16
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Originally Posted by JedixJarf View Post
Here ya go....
Nice... I'd hate to have to do maintenance on that system though. I personally would have split that into multiple hosts with shared datastore and vMotion capabilities.

But what are you aiming to illustrate besides the fact that you have a massive ESXi server? The OP's only got 16GB of RAM. Being able to run 45 VMs on a server with 96GB of RAM isn't surprising.

I was out to just demonstrate that running 8+ VMs is more then doable on 16GB of RAM.
Edited by ComGuards - 5/17/11 at 7:45pm
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VMWare vSphere5 Enterprise Plus Dell iDRAC6 Remote Management [KVM-Over-IP] Dell iDRAC6 KVM Dell Hot-Swap Redundant 1100W 
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post #15 of 16
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Nice... I'd hate to have to do maintenance on that system though. I personally would have split that into multiple hosts with shared datastore and vMotion capabilities.

But what are you aiming to illustrate besides the fact that you have a massive ESXi server? The OP's only got 16GB of RAM. Being able to run 45 VMs on a server with 96GB of RAM isn't surprising.

I was out to just demonstrate that running 8+ VMs is more then doable on 16GB of RAM.
Sorry didnt explain myself very well, was showing that with 45 VM's running the memory and cpu management is awesome in ESX!
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post #16 of 16
I can play too! I also recommend getting a better disk subsystem.

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