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ESX in Workstation

by Roger Lund

You could think I am crazy to link this, but I thought this would be somthing to try at home, so here I am linking it.

http://www.yellow-bricks.com posted this blog post on ESX in Workstation ( site : http://www.yellow-bricks.com/2008/12/10/esx-in-workstation/ )

Lately I’ve been testing scripted builds of ESX hosts and several other tools like RDA. Because of this I had to reinstall my ESX hosts several times. Sometimes I actually had to completely delete them before I could start over again. You can consider this blog posting as a note to myself, this way I can do a simple search on my own blog when everything is screwed up again:

  1. Create Virtual Machine, Custom
  2. WS 6.5 Compatibility
  3. Linux Kernel, other
  4. Number of processors: 2
  5. Memory: 1024
  6. Bridged Networking (change to team later on)
  7. LSI Logic
  8. New disc, SCSI
  9. 6GB, pre-allocated, single file
  10. Customize hardware, remove: soundcard, usb, floppy
    set execution mode to: Intel VT-x
  11. Edit .vmx and add the following:
    ethernet0.virtualDev = "e1000"
    monitor_control.restrict_backdoor = "true"
  12. Install ESX
  13. Add VM to Team and select “LAN 1″ for networking(keep the test vm’s completely isolated)

I hope to try this as stated above.

Thanks Duncan.

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