In the following new video, I demonstrate, step by step, how you can run VMware ESX Server 3.5 and ESXi 3.5 inside VMware Workstation 6.5. This is also shown in my Train Signal VMware ESX Server video training course.
Are you able to identify precisely which processes are sucking up resources and slowing down your servers? Can you do this equally well over VM guests that VMotion?
OpManager also allows admins to remotely shut down problem-causing processes. With over 500 built-in monitors & 70 deep VMware metrics reported on, OpManager is one of the most comprehensive fault & performance management solutions available today for entire server infrastructure - both physical and virtual.
While you wouldn't run ESX in Workstation for a production server, running ESX in Workstation is an excellent way to test and demonstrate ESX Server (and the entire VMware Virtual Infrastructure suite) on a single PC. Think about it - what if you had a single PC with 2 ESX Servers, an iSCSI virtual SAN, and a Windows Server running Virtual Center. With that, you would have "VMware Infrastructure in a box" and be able to run powerful features like VMotion, SVMotion, VMHA, and Update Manager, all on a single PC.
Special thank you to Xtravirt.com for their "VI in a box" whitepaper that shows how to run ESX Server in VMware Workstation.
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