Accessing an ESX server via wireless network

Posted on 2007-10-08
Last Modified: 2008-01-09
I have a server running Vmware ESX server v3 and would like to access the server over a wireless network at home. I cannot find any info on configuring a wireless adapter card for an ESX server so I'm not sure if this is supported. Otherwise I would like to connect the ethernet port of the server to a wireless router and access it from a laptop this way instead. Would it be possible to use an old wireless DSL router and connect one of its ethernet ports to the ESX server Gbit port and then somehow make this server accessible via wireless from a laptop ?

Thanks in avance
Question by:mot99
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    Expert Comment

    How do you access the ESX server now.

    Im assuming you use your home laptop to VPN in to your company network or use RDP or something similar?

    If you use RDP or other remote software then the system you remote to just set up the VI client to access the ESX

    IF you VPN in then just install the VI client on the laptop and after connecting to the VPN you should be able to connect to the server

    Author Comment

    I have the ESX server at home so it is for educational purposes that I am using it and all network connections are within my home. At the moment I connect to it using a crossover ethernet cable from laptop to ESX server. However I would like to place the server in the garage and access it using wireless. I have a PCI wireless adapter or an old DSL/Broadband Wireless router that I could use.
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    Set up a wireless network as you normally would. Connect the ESX server to the wireless network via one of the nics. Set the VI client up on your laptop and point it to the esx server


    laptop - - - - - wifi router - - - - - - -ESX server
                  ^                                |
                  |                                 |- this is a physical connection
                  |- this is your wireless connection

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