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Hello
I would like to join to windows vps world

I have a server with 8 Gb ram + 2 X 500Gb
I would like to split it to 6 or 8 windows VPS with minimum requirements .
can some one help me what I should to install on this server achieve my goal
I have little knowledge in windows so I just need signals about what I need to do
I hope you help me
Thank you
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Your Host os would have virtulization like VMWare or Hyper-v for windows.

ok most will have windows server 2008 or linux as the guest OS,  apache, ngnix, IIS or litespeed web servers, the usual windows requires services/files to run those and your other services like SQL servers, and a control panel for the vps so users can reload if needed, and a control panel like cpanel, plesk or  enkompass.

Windows VPS requirements are 1GB RAM and at least 18-30GB Disk space for each VPS. You will need at least 2GB when having a control panel. as they do take up a lot of RAM.

Linux i recommend 512MB with a control panel and 10GB disk space at minimum. 2GB is a great size to offer.
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thank you  
I need to install VMWare or Hyper-v  or windows first as node ?
which windows  server 2008 version I need to install ?
need I to purchase windows  server 2008 for each VPS ?

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Hyper-V exists in two variants: as a stand-alone product called Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008, and as an installable role in Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows Server 2008 (the former containing the later release of Hyper-V)

more info about VMWare http://www.vmware.com/products/vsphere/esxi-and-esx/index.html

More info about hyper-v: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyper-V

Now as for the licensing there are several ways you cna go and often datacenters can recieve special discounts as well. consolt MS or your software vendor for that.
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VMware ESX and VMware ESXi are “bare-metal” hypervisor architectures, meaning they install directly on top of the physical server and partition it into multiple virtual machines that can run simultaneously, sharing the physical resources of the underlying server. Each virtual machine represents a complete system, with processors, memory, networking, storage and BIOS, and can run an unmodified operating system and applications.
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thank you
lets go with VMware
so here I need to :
1- install  simple windows server 2008
2- install VMware
each vps I created in VMware need to complet windows server 2008 installation and license for each one ?
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VMWAre ESXi Does not need an underlaying operating system so you just need to installl ESXi and then your guest OS which would be server 2008 or RedHat Linux.

Hyper-v can be installed on a server 2008 host OS as inastalled in the Hyper-v role. Be sure your hardware supports it.

yes each does need to be licensed. Please refer to MS Licensing guidelines for datacenters. They may give you a discount on a per VM license.
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That's why they call ESXi a "bare metal" hypervisor.
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I will reload my server to install VMware ESX 4.0 (I don't know if it is similar to VMwAre ESXi  ) this only version I find in OS types,
and I will get back to you after 2 hours
Thank you very much
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Not a problem and let me know how ESXi works out for you!
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thank you
I have installed vmware

[root@vmware]# uname -a
Linux vmware.vmware 2.6.18-128.ESX #1 Thu Oct 15 16:11:16 PDT 2009 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
[root@vmware]# esxcfg-vswitch -l
Switch Name    Num Ports   Used Ports  Configured Ports  MTU     Uplinks
vSwitch0       32          3           32                1500    vmnic0

  PortGroup Name      VLAN ID  Used Ports  Uplinks
  Private Network     0        0           vmnic0
  Private Service Console0        1           vmnic0

Switch Name    Num Ports   Used Ports  Configured Ports  MTU     Uplinks
vSwitch1       64          2           64                1500    vmnic1

  PortGroup Name      VLAN ID  Used Ports  Uplinks
  Public Network      0        0           vmnic1
  Public Service Console0        0           vmnic1

[root@vmware]# vmware -v
VMware ESX 4.0.0 build-208167



 how to add public IP  ? I using private Ip to join to the server via SSH
what I can do to setup a virtual windows machine  ?


Thank you


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this page will show you how to do anything with VMWare ESXi ;-)

http://www.vmware.com/support/product-support/vsphere-hypervisor.html

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thank you
 but I have VMware ESX 4.0.0 not ESXi  !! I think they  are not same !!
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I recommend ESXi though? Did you buy the copy of ESX or are you running a free or trial version!!!!
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I think it is  a full version from datacenter there is no other option to chose ESXi
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thank you very much for your quick answer
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hrrm looks like they've replaced ESX with ESXi.....

I have an ESX PDF here for yah.
vsp-40-esx-vc-installation-guide.pdf
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if you get the the point of installing the VM let me know that should take care of that.....

as for the VPS parts and running the rest of this operation will depend on your needs and the client's needs! This should cover most of what you need.

The guides VMWare provides are pretty good.


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Good
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Thank you!! ;-)
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