[CentOS] Clustering

nate centos at linuxpowered.net
Fri Feb 5 14:13:24 UTC 2010


Drew wrote:
>> When you talk about the free version are your referring to Vmware server
>> or is there a free version of Esxi? The website is a little misleading
>> with "free trail" and such.
>
> ESXi is free to use. ESX / vSphere is the paid version.

A common confusion point. While there is a free license available
for ESXi and not for ESX, you can pay for ESXi to unlock additional
functionality(such as live migration, HA, DRS etc) and still keep
the "thin" hypervisor footprint that ESXi offers.

nate




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