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

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Bowhunter

#1
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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Steve Jain

#2
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.

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

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ronald.phillips

#3
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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Tim Walsh

#4
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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Steve Jain

#5
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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