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VMware and Storage crazy man, vExpert, MN VMUG leader

Netware 6.5 on VMware @ Malaysia Communities by craig

craig posted a Netware 6.5 on VMware @ Malaysia Communities.


I had recently setup a development environment to verify the potential of migrating the existing age servers which running with Netware 6.5 from physical to virtual. The reason of doing this is purely due to the expiration of our server life cycle, and potential to reduce the capex requirement for replacing with new servers. As we know that the netware 6.5 will not able to utilize the quad cores processing power which is consider a common servers resources today.”

More at http://malaysiavm.com/blog/netware-65-on-vmware/

I thought this was useful for those of you out there running Netware 6.5, and getting into VMware.

ESXi Free or Licensed?

We have been running ESXi, since it has been released as free.

But we have just started to think about licensing, with some research, I found this.

VM/ETC ( http://vmetc.com ) writes about ESXi licensing.

Yes, VMware has made a version of it’s Enterprise class, bare metal installable hypervisor available for download at no charge. There is no trial period or demo license required. There are no guest limitations on the host. So, there has to be a “gotcha”, right? Not really, but you do need to understand the differences between the free ESXi and VI ESXi (licensed) versions.

Here is the full article. ( http://vmetc.com/2008/08/10/whats-the-difference-between-free-esxi-and-licensed-esxi/ )

Here is a PDF with VI 3 Pricing from Vmware.com ( http://www.vmware.com/files/pdf/vi_pricing3.pdf )