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Just looked at vmware esxi...why would I install this instead of v

  1. #1


    Bowhunter Guest

    Just looked at vmware esxi...why would I install this instead of v

    I went to the vmware site and read the info on the free esxi download. Says
    it has a small footprint (32mb) and from what I could tell, it runs vista64
    in a vhd. So I signed up, and then the surprise! The download is 240mb.
    Why in the world is a program with a "small 32mb" footprint requiring a 240mb
    program to install it. Am I missing something. I heard it was a good
    program.

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  2. #2


    Steve Jain Guest

    Re: Just looked at vmware esxi...why would I install this instead of v

    On Mon, 25 Aug 2008 15:57:02 -0700, Bowhunter
    <Bowhunter@xxxxxx> wrote:

    >I went to the vmware site and read the info on the free esxi download. Says
    >it has a small footprint (32mb) and from what I could tell, it runs vista64
    >in a vhd. So I signed up, and then the surprise! The download is 240mb.
    >Why in the world is a program with a "small 32mb" footprint requiring a 240mb
    >program to install it. Am I missing something. I heard it was a good
    >program.
    Why not ask VMWare? http://communities.vmware.com/index.jspa
    ESX doesn't really have much to do with Microsoft Virtual PC.

    --
    Cheers,
    Steve Jain, Virtual Machine MVP
    http://vpc.essjae.com/
    I do not work for Microsoft.

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  3. #3


    ronald.phillips Guest

    Re: Just looked at vmware esxi...why would I install this instead ofv

    On Aug 25, 7:16*pm, Steve Jain <norepl...@-.essjae.com> wrote:

    > On Mon, 25 Aug 2008 15:57:02 -0700, Bowhunter
    >
    > <Bowhun...@xxxxxx> wrote:

    > >I went to the vmware site and read the info on the free esxi download. *Says
    > >it has a small footprint (32mb) and from what I could tell, it runs vista64
    > >in a vhd. *So I signed up, and then the surprise! *The download is 240mb. *
    > >Why in the world is a program with a "small 32mb" footprint requiring a 240mb
    > >program to install it. *Am I missing something. *I heard it was a good
    > >program. *
    >
    > Why not ask VMWare? *http://communities.vmware.com/index.jspa
    > ESX doesn't really have much to do with Microsoft Virtual PC.
    >
    > --
    > Cheers,
    > Steve Jain, Virtual Machine MVPhttp://vpc.essjae.com/
    > I do not work for Microsoft.
    ESX isn't the same thing as VPC.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VMware_ESX_Server

    You shouldn't be asking why you should be using ESX compared to using
    VPC.

    You should be asking yourself why your still using VPC at all.

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  4. #4


    Tim Walsh Guest

    Re: Just looked at vmware esxi...why would I install this instead of v

    The VMWare download is hugh because you need to install the OS that runs the
    small footprint. It installs it's own version of Linux as I recall.

    VPC and VS would be hugh too if they included the Windows OS in the
    download. If you want to play with a similiar product try the VMWare Server
    1.6, it runs on top of Windows or Linux and is also a free download. Not a
    limited time trail either.

    "Bowhunter" <Bowhunter@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:207F6519-BF3F-485D-944E-ECC09564BD02@xxxxxx

    >I went to the vmware site and read the info on the free esxi download.
    >Says
    > it has a small footprint (32mb) and from what I could tell, it runs
    > vista64
    > in a vhd. So I signed up, and then the surprise! The download is 240mb.
    > Why in the world is a program with a "small 32mb" footprint requiring a
    > 240mb
    > program to install it. Am I missing something. I heard it was a good
    > program.


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  5. #5


    Steve Jain Guest

    Re: Just looked at vmware esxi...why would I install this instead of v

    On Tue, 26 Aug 2008 03:18:07 -0700 (PDT), ronald.phillips@xxxxxx
    wrote:

    >On Aug 25, 7:16*pm, Steve Jain <norepl...@-.essjae.com> wrote:

    >> On Mon, 25 Aug 2008 15:57:02 -0700, Bowhunter
    >>
    >> <Bowhun...@xxxxxx> wrote:

    >> >I went to the vmware site and read the info on the free esxi download. *Says
    >> >it has a small footprint (32mb) and from what I could tell, it runs vista64
    >> >in a vhd. *So I signed up, and then the surprise! *The download is 240mb. *
    >> >Why in the world is a program with a "small 32mb" footprint requiring a 240mb
    >> >program to install it. *Am I missing something. *I heard it was a good
    >> >program. *
    >>
    >> Why not ask VMWare? *http://communities.vmware.com/index.jspa
    >> ESX doesn't really have much to do with Microsoft Virtual PC.
    >>
    >> --
    >> Cheers,
    >> Steve Jain, Virtual Machine MVPhttp://vpc.essjae.com/
    >> I do not work for Microsoft.
    >
    >ESX isn't the same thing as VPC.
    >
    >http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VMware_ESX_Server
    >
    >You shouldn't be asking why you should be using ESX compared to using
    >VPC.
    >
    >You should be asking yourself why your still using VPC at all.
    I'm well aware of the differences between VPC and ESX, I've used both
    for years.

    VPC solves all my VM needs 90% of the time, is smaller, faster, and
    less intrusive (installs a lot less extra services than VM Ware
    Workstation). And I don't need to pay for it.

    --
    Cheers,
    Steve Jain, Virtual Machine MVP
    http://vpc.essjae.com/
    I do not work for Microsoft.

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