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How to manage VMWare's Free ESXi

Posted on 2010-04-01
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Last Modified: 2012-05-09

I'm thinking of using the free ESXi by VMWARE.  Can someone advise me on how can I manage it free? because I know it does allow management via web access.

What free tools out there by VMWARE or others allowing the gui management of ESXi

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Question by:fais79

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Take a look at VMWare Server 2.0, once installed this should have everything you need to manage your remote or local virtual servers through a web interface. Unless there is something that you specifically need ESXi for.

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coolsport00 earned 1332 total points
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You can use the vSphere Client to manage it, downloadable from the web access page. Or, you can purchase vCenter.


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I'm using latest Dell T610 server therefore will it support all the hardware?

Also we are going to be using LTO4 drive will that work ok as well??

I thought VM Server 2.0 is old therefore, might not be compatible with recent hardware?
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It is going to be used in a production environment... All we want to do is to put two Server OSs Server 2008  with Exchange 2007 on one of them on single Dell T610 box.

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Is vsphere client free? and can ESXi fully managed via vsphere client? sorry am a total newbie... Will vsphere client allow me to create VMs etc?? I'm not very good with command line and therefore, do not want to touch it
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by:Mike Thomas
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Once you install Esxi4 (the latest and greatest) you browse to the IP address you have set for the server and download a managment console to your pc, you manage it from that, you do not need to manage anything via the web.

It is all FREE ;)

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coolsport00 earned 1332 total points
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Yes...vSphere Client is free and can fully manage ESXi


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