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post #11 of 16
Use it to learn virtualization if possible. I have a dual socket 604 server running a few VM's.

ESXi 3.5:

2 windows NT server VM's running proprietary software

1 Linux server running Nagios (network monitor)

I learned a ton about ESXi and the VM's work a lot better than some old POS pentium 2 or 3 server.
post #12 of 16
ESX 3.5 on a dual P3 system here for the time being
ESXi 4.1 on a single P4 (3 GHz)
ESXi 4.1 on a dual P4 (2 GHz)

Should be fine if you don't intend on running 64 bit OSes, or multiple instances of Vista
    
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How do you get esxi 4.1 on non 64-bit hardware?
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I don't really know, I was also under the impression that ESXi required 64 bits and Vanderpool, but it doesn't.
The ISO filename is actually VMWare_VMVisor_Installer blabla x86_x64.iso so....

It installed just fine here, and I'm pretty sure my machine isn't 64-bit capable.

EDIT: Disregard that, my P4 XEON apparently has EMT64, to my big surprise. ESXi won't boot on another Dual P4 XEON system which doesn't have 64 bit extensions.
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I don't really know, I was also under the impression that ESXi required 64 bits and Vanderpool, but it doesn't.
The ISO filename is actually VMWare_VMVisor_Installer blabla x86_x64.iso so....

It installed just fine here, and I'm pretty sure my machine isn't 64-bit capable.

EDIT: Disregard that, my P4 XEON apparently has EMT64, to my big surprise. ESXi won't boot on another Dual P4 XEON system which doesn't have 64 bit extensions.
Yes; this is true with ESXi 4.1. You can still get ESX 3.5i which is an older, 32-bit capable hypervisor though. For free as well.
post #16 of 16
if you have any spare 2.66ghz 533bus chips i need one for my server.
or i might just buy some 3.2ghz chips off ebay for 20 bux.
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