I didn't realize there was a standalone version of Hyper-v, that's cool. That would be something to consider, as now I don't want to have a full blown Windows install to run VMs in. What would be the correct terminology, bare metal hypervisor?If you like ESXi and if you are not commercial/production environment, you can get full editions/enterprise of just about all vmware products including ESXi, vCenter Server Appliance, workstation pro etc by subscribing to VMUG advantage. Only limitation is to keep at 6 sockets or less, but there are no RAM limitations. I subscribed for 3 yrs which brought the yearly subscription rate down from $200 to $170 per yr. $510 USD for 3 years. I applied a 10% off coupon to that which brought it down to $459 for three years. It's a nice package deal and the workstation pro can be used as remote console to the ESXi guest VMs, works almost like a VNC.
MS Hyper-V Standalone edition on the other hand is completely free. I've not tried it but sounds like it installs outside of windows (windows server is not needed for Hyper-v standalone). Or if you have Windows Server 2016 I think you can simply enable Hyper-V inside of server 2016 and bam, you are ready to virtualize.
Redid things on my server. Added the Intel RAID card back it, set up a RAID 0 with the SSDs and a RAID 1 with the two 10TBs. Installed ESXi on a USB drive. Booted it up, all good. However, I can't reach the VMWare client from my computer. If I try from my phone on wifi, no problem. Stumped.
I don't know what is going on. Trying the host ip. Tried again on my phone and now it won't connect either.Hi Gadget,
I like those SAS SSDs and controllers you've selected.
VMware Client? To be clear about the area you are unable to reach, are you having trouble reaching your ESXi hosts web url - or perhaps the vSphere Client web url? Or are you able to reach those but having trouble logging in?
*also, if vSphere Client you are trying to reach... there is an HTML5 and a "FLEX". Try the HTML5 Because the other one (Flex) requires flash or an Internet Explorer browser.
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I don't see it anywhere.What does the IPMI ikvm remote console display? It should display the ip address of the esxi host once it's booted up fully.
Congrats on the progressWell slap me silly and call me Sally! Booted off the newly made thumb drive and I'm back in business, everything working again. Sheesh! That's why I called this the Newb Build!
I am a lover of Drivepool and the free SSD Optimizer plugin.I've just started to scratch the surface researching ZFS, ZIL, SLOG, L2ARC. I'll check out Snapraid and Drivepool. Thanks!