Vmware ESXi and Windows XP images
Posted on 2009-04-06
Hi experts I have a question regarding vmware's esxi program. I have to replace two XP Pro computers at a client site and instead of getting two physical machines I am thinking of getting a 1U Dell R200 server and I was wondering if esxi would be supported on the R200 running the following processor: Intel® Celeron® Processor 430 at 1.8GHz, 512K Cache, 800MHz FSB
There is no RAID adapter since redundancy is not required since there is no data. Also is it really easy to install Esxi on the server then install two instances of Windows XP Pro on the server and will this cpu with 4 gb of ram be enough to handle very very light loads? Basically all that will be running is a transaction server that get used from offsite locations maybe 5-10 times a day.
Please let me know if you foresee any issues and as always your answers are appreciated.