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IT Administrator at a tech consulting company with 5000+ employees
May 01 2014
10 comments
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HenryHelpful more »
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kleegeekGreat post! more »
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tina5gigaI see that you also have experience using VMware Server in addition to VMware... more »
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kapilmalik1983I would prefer ESXi due to its reliable and scalable clustering and high... more »
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kapilmalik1983@tina5giga................I would prefer ESXi due to its reliable and... more »
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tina5giga@Kapilmalik1983.....That is indeed good enough...medium to large sized... more »
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kapilmalik1983@tina5gaga................I would say for dev/qa, free features are more than... more »
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tina5gigaWell that is right Kapilmalik. If an open source program has all the... more »
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kapilmalik1983That's correct. These days open source programs are more popular and they... more »
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IT Administrator at a tech services company with 1-500 employees
5 comments
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Dilip-DhureVery much true.... VMware ESXi is the best Hypervisor available today with... more »
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HenryYes, WE're moving up to ESXi 5.1 more »
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Jonathon1289Just completed upgrading to 5.1 on our cluster a few days ago. Host upgrades... more »
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kapilmalik1983Upto how much TB storage is supported on VMWare ESXi 5? more »
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tina5gigaThe user friendly nature of server virtualization software makes it easy to... more »
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Mkashif
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IT Administrator at a tech services company with 1-500 employees
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Ravi
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Director of IT at a manufacturing company with 5000+ employees
4 comments
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kapilmalik1983Along with smaller companies, I have found lot of bigger companies has moved... more »
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HenryYes ESXi is getting better. more »
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tina5gigaMost small businesses try as much as possible to save any penny they can.... more »
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kapilmalik1983Is there any limit of cluster nodes while creating a cluster in ESXi? more »
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Armin Lavaee
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Head of IT at a tech services company with 1-500 employees
6 comments
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HenryDid you running into any issue with VACI on NetApp filer while running... more »
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Armin LavaeeHi Sorry but i don't have NetApp in my infrastracture. we use Hp SAN and EMC more »
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HenryThanks Armin for your kindly update. more »
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Armin Lavaeeif you need anything i glad to help. more »
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tina5gigaHello Armin Due to the additional costs that come with implementation of... more »
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kapilmalik1983Which SAN is preferred over ESXi? I am using Dell Compellent so far, it seems... more »
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abhijit
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Infrastructure Expert at a tech services company with 5000+ employees
May 01 2014
6 comments
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ctsandersI think initially the software (based on what you buy) could be expensive;... more »
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kapilmalik1983Which SAN have you used with ESXi hosts? Is that scalable? more »
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ctsandersThe SAN I have used with ESXi hosts would be as follows: → All Brocade... more »
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Alin RaduI started to deploy ESXi and vCenter few months ago and I'm fascinated with... more »
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Carlos (Cyber Tech)Hey Alin make sure you're using vSphere 5.5 as it does have a web interface.... more »
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ctsanders@Radu and Carlos, If you are installing Vsphere 5.1, it comes with a web... more »
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reviewer5022
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Student at a university with 500-5000 employees
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tina5gigaVMware ESXi is not just an alternative virtualization product to VMware... more »
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kapilmalik1983Have you used vpshere software to connect ESX host or is there any other... more »
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RonSNunes
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Infrastructure Expert at a tech services company with 5000+ employees
4 comments
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technolo5700Great hypervisor with a lot of power. Very scalable from running just a... more »
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kapilmalik1983Nice one, do we need to purchase separate license of vSphere to connect to... more »
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kleegeekYou will need a CPU socket-based license (or a related bundle) of vSphere and... more »
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kapilmalik1983@kleegeek........thx!! more »
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dennisgeorge
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Network Engineer at a comms service provider with 5000+ employees
5 comments
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tina5gigaCan you rate this product on a scale of 1-10 based on your experience using it? more »
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kapilmalik1983@tina5saga........I would rate 8 out of 10 for ESXi. I have used Oracle VM... more »
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tina5giga@Kapilmalik - That's some good rating there. ESXi deserves it. What,... more »
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kleegeekI'll weigh in here. Oracle VM and Xen are good products, but when compared to... more »
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tina5gigaThat's for sure @Kleegeek. more »
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mariosuper741
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Head of Infrastructure at a energy/utilities company with 500-5000 employees
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lasso
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Head of Infrastructure at a comms service provider with 1-500 employees
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Trevor Roberts JrHello lasso. I agree that the client being Windows-only being annoying since... more »
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kleegeekAgreed. Management of vSphere 4.X was a bit of a challenge. However, in these... more »
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anon1163Hello Iasso, Your statements doesnt apply to vSphere 5.x, where VMware... more »
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kapilmalik1983Latest versions overcomes this limitation too mentioned in the post. Now,... more »
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kleegeekDefinitely! The later versions of vSphere (5.1 and now 5.5) have a preferred... more »
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tina5gigavSPhere version 5.1 and other later releases enable for access from different... more »
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reviewer98652
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Head of Webhosting at a tech services company with 1-500 employees
Apr 09 2014
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ctsandersThen I have a question for you before we start answering that question: Do... more »
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ctsandersI forgot, Cisco has a UCS platform as well. Todd more »
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Tim LinerudI like the Dell solution. more »
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Tim GoeddeWay too many unanswered questions. How many guests will there be? How much... more »
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Heath LordFor pure ESXi, I recommend the HP blades with internal ssd for use with... more »
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reviewer101631Well it depends on the environment and your needs. ie: budget and users... more »
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Charles MillerA system that we are looking at it is the Dell VRTX, it is a small enclosure... more »
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kapilmalik1983I would say to use HP Blades..........I have been using it and getting... more »
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Edgar Oswaldo Alvarado ValayWe have been using HP Blade for a large environment (800+ VM) Successfully... more »