Tuesday, August 21, 2007

ESX on VMware Workstation 6

I installed ESX 3.0 on VMware Workstation 6 today. People have done this before without too many issues, just some important notes:
- Make sure your processor support VT (or the equivalent for AMD) because otherwise performance is extremely poor.
- Enable VT support in your BIOS (my Dell Latitude D620 had this feature disabled by default - duh!).
- Make sure your virtual disk is 4GB
- Choose a combination of LSILOGIC and SCSI

Doing this, installation of ESX is straightforward and takes about 30 minutes (rough estimate). I've seen messages from people that claim to have virtual machines up and running (with VMotion and all). This is the next step...

Keep you posted...

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