[CentOS] VMWare ESXi & CentOS5.4

m.roth at 5-cent.us m.roth at 5-cent.us
Fri Feb 5 17:23:42 UTC 2010


> I have a brand new Dell Poweredge T310 server with 4G ram and 1TB
> raid-5 hard drive in it. I Really only need to be able to run a copy
> of CentOS 5.4 on it, but I'm wondering if in the build process should
> I stick on ESXi 4 and then run CentOS as a vm? This would give me the
> options to roll out other VM's if I want over the life of the server
> (which I likely won't need) but the convenience of having them might
> be there.
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In fact, that's what I'm considering in a year or two, when I need a new
h/d at home. I'd like to be able to test a new release without worrying,
and I probably want something like XP or whatever (for the sole purpose of
playing games more recent than, say, Doom (tm) or Heretic(tm) <g>)

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