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Almost 7 years ago
ESXi will give you better performance when installed on the same piece of equipment. Usually though, Workstation is installed on consumer-class equipment (laptops, desktops, etc.) while ESXi is for enterprise-grade hardware (servers). That class of hardware will usually…
About 8 years ago
I keep up with VMware certifications. The entry point on their certifications, the VCA, does not require an official VMware class as a pre-req before you take the exam. The VCP, however, does require an official VMware class before you can take the exam. They are trying to…
About 8 years ago
I have used everything from just a single server with local disks all the way up to the large VCE vBlocks. It all really depends on the workload properties of those individual web servers. Do you know how utilized the current web servers that you have are? What sort of IOPs…
About 8 years ago
Hyper-V is completely free. But, so is VMware ESXi (hypervisor). If you want a stand-alone server, both are good options. The price comes into play when you add centralized management, failover capabilities, performance statistics collection, etc. At that point both cost a…
About 8 years ago
Commented on VMware ESXi rocks
I'll weigh in here. Oracle VM and Xen are good products, but when compared to these and other hypervisors on the market, ESXi requires a lot less cumbersome to manage. The simplicity of it is without question. The ease of administration is very good. And I live in the…
About 8 years ago
VMware has effectively stopped updating the vSphere Client as of version 5.5, and now they have a web-based management interface that is fully featured and looks better than the VIClient, actually. You can get to it from Ubuntu, Windows, or Mac :)
About 8 years ago
@kapilmalik1983, have you done some storage performance profiling to see what sort of load those 10 VMs require or currently use today? vCenter or the ESXi client can help you get the numbers as a group, but get them from within the VMs too. Perfmon would be the easiest way…
About 8 years ago
If you have an environment with more than one ESXi host, you probably want shared storage so that you do not suffer serious downtime if you have a host failure. In that case, buy the storage that works best for your needs. It could be something as small as a low-end…
About 8 years ago
You will need a CPU socket-based license (or a related bundle) of vSphere and full ESXi licenses to allow vCenter to talk to ESXi hosts for centralized management. vCenter is reasonably priced and depending on the size and scale of your organization, you can get management…
About 8 years ago
Definitely! The later versions of vSphere (5.1 and now 5.5) have a preferred web interface that allows management from just about everything!
About 8 years ago
Wow - awesome response! I completely agree!
About 8 years ago
VMware vSphere 5.5 looks to continue its trend of staying in front of the pack. The biggest for me is that you can now have a single virtual disk (VMDK) that has a maximum size of 62TB, up from the SCSI-2 limitation holder of 2TB. That brings it on-par with Hyper-V 2012.…
About 8 years ago
Greetings! Thanks for the great question. I think cost can definitely have an affect on the adoption of any virtualization technology. Right now, VMware is expensive, but I still claim that it is the most capable platform for enterprise-level virtualization. However, as…
Over 8 years ago
ESXi is certainly free. The free version does have limited capabilities when compared to the full vSphere suite, but for a stand-alone hypervisor it is well featured. It also stacks up equal or better than other 'free' hypervisors on the market today. It does have the 32GB…

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I am a VMware vExpert 2013, SQL Server performance enthusiast, and virtualization architect. With over sixteen years of IT experience, I spend my days virtualizing mission critical SQL Servers as the Founder and Chief Architect of Heraflux Technologies. My areas of expertise are virtualization and performance, datacenter architecture, software engineering, security, and business process analysis. When I am not geeking out on database and infrastructure technologies, I enjoy anything with a motor and try to be an avid amateur photographer. You can read my blog at davidklee.net, and reach me on Twitter at @kleegeek.

Specialties: Private cloud architecture with VMware vSphere and MS Hyper-V, SQL Server, infrastructure and database performance, cloud enablement and migration, and systems architecture