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Install Vsphere and vmware 4.0 in XP

dongocdung asked
Hello all,
Can I install the Vsphere and vmware 4.0 in XP at home network? How do I setup the home network domain?
Thank you
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You can install vSphere on XP using VMWare workstation.   Please see below link for further guidence

Top Expert 2010
You don't need to do anything with your home network. All you need to do is as "pschakravarthi" suggested...install VMware Workstation (it's not free), then install ESX4 & vCenter on VMs. If you're wanting a free option, you can use VMware Server (http://downloads.vmware.com/d/info/datacenter_downloads/vmware_server/2_0), but if you don't have a Server OS (W2K3, W2K8) for your home computer, things won't work right within VMware Server (User's Guide for Server stating Sys Req's: http://downloads.vmware.com/d/info/datacenter_downloads/vmware_server/2_0, pg. 25 for host OS sys req's).

You can obtain ESXi for free (if you use ESXi, MAKE SURE YOU WRITE DOWN or COPY/PASTE THE LICENSE DISPLAYED ON THE DOWNLOAD PAGE....it is free, but if you don't install the license that comes with it, it'll expire), or you can trial ESX and vCenter free for 60 days. After 60days you'll need to enter a purchased license. Here's where you can begin downloading ESX/i & vCenter:

To download, you'll need to register on VMware's site with simply an email and pwd.

Happy testing! :)



I am still using the vmware server on XP