Tag Archives: ESXi

Layers and Layers of FUD

Microsoft stretches the truth when claiming that VMware adds an additional layer to your architecture. The fact is, Hyper-V relies on its own instance of Windows and requires more instances for running apps. Continue reading

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The VMware ESXi 4 64MB Hypervisor Challenge

While completely unsupported, it is possible to build a small 64MB flash drive that will boot and run VMware ESXi 4. Continue reading

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If VMware ESXi 4 is so small, why is it so big?

Although VMware ESXi 4 requires a 1GB flash device to install, the core hypervisor functionality is fully contained in less than 60MB. Most of the remaining space is for a downloadable vSphere Client or simply unused. Continue reading

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A very flashy hypervisor: Hyper-V Server R2

If your server OEM supports it, you might be able to get the free Hyper-V Server R2 to boot from a flash drive someday. VMware ESXi supports this feature today. Continue reading

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Create ESXi 4 USB flash drives with Workstation

VMware ESXi runs great from a USB flash drive and it is easy to prepare a batch of drives for your servers without leaving the comfort of your desk — by creating them with VMware Workstation. Continue reading

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